Lucy Worsley introduces you to Victoria - the dancing Queen
One of the nation’s favourite TV historians, Lucy Worsley, continues her tour with Clive Conway Productions this week examining the historic view of Queen Victoria from a new perspective.
Traditionally Victoria is seen as a little old lady, spherical in shape, dressed in black and perpetually grumpy. Right? Lucy Worsley wants to make us think again.
She reveals Victoria to have been a complex, contradictory woman, who had a traumatic childhood and suffered calamity and bereavement, before coming out the other side as an eccentric, powerful and really rather magnificent old lady.
What’s more she was often quite jolly and loved to dance.
Lucy's illustrated talk takes you into the life, the palaces, and the rich colourful age of this woman who ruled a quarter of the globe.
Next May marks the 200th anniversary of Queen Victoria's birth and Lucy’s new book Queen Victoria, Daughter, Wife, Mother and Widow published earlier this month and this accompanying talk celebrates the bi-centenary.
During the autumn Lucy is also presenting a 90 minute documentary about Queen Victoria on BBC 2.
*Lucy Worsely presents Queen Victoria: Daughter, Wife Mother and Widow on Monday September 17th at The Mercury Theatre in Colcheter. More info at www.mercurytheatre.co.uk She’ll be at The Grand Opera House in York on Tuesday September 18th. More info at www.atgtickets.com/venues/grand-opera-york and at The Anvil in Basingstoke on Thursday September 20th. More info at www.anvilarts.org.uk