The Real Queen Victoria


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How did Queen Victoria's personal life set the tone for the entire Victorian era? Holly from Stuff You Missed in History Class stops by to dish about the fascinating life and times of the her favorite royal, Queen Victoria.

Episode Sources:

"Queen Victoria" http://britishheritage.com/queen-victoria/

"Queen Victoria" http://www.sparknotes.com/biography/victoria/

"Victoria (r. 1837-1901)" http://www.royal.gov.uk/historyofthemonarchy/kingsandqueensoftheunitedkingdom/thehanoverians/victoria.aspx

"Queen Victoria's Empire" http://www.pbs.org/empires/victoria/

"Queen for many a day" http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2014/11/14/e5dfcfbc-5f77-11e4-8b9e-2ccdac31a031_story.html

"Queen Victoria, Another Maligned Mother" http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/24/opinion/baird-queen-victoria-another-maligned-mother.html?_r=0

"Queen Victoria: The real story of her 'domestic bliss'" http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-20782442

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