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Lucy Worsley lifts the lid on the real Queen Victoria

By: stagedoorscribbler - May 13, 2019

Lucy Worsley

Fresh from winning a BAFTA last night for her superb BBC documentary on the Suffragettes, Britain's favourite TV historian Lucy Worsley is back exploring another subject that is close to her academic heart - Queen Victoria.

Never has there been an historic figure so celebrated yet fundamentally misunderstood. 

Or as Lucy puts it. Queen Victoria: a little old lady, spherical in shape, dressed in black, perpetually grumpy. Right? Well, perhaps not and now the good Dr Worsley wants to make us think again.

In a visit to three venues this week in Grantham , Stamford and Worthing  she will introduce us to a complex, contradictory woman, who had a traumatic childhood, who loved dancing, who suffered calamity and bereavement, before coming out the other side as an eccentric, powerful and really rather magnificent old lady.

Lucy's illustrated talk based on her latest book  Queen Victoria, Daughter, Wife, Mother and Widow takes you into the life, the palaces, and the rich colourful age of this woman who ruled a quarter of the globe. 

This month, May 2019, marks the 200th anniversary of Queen Victoria's birth so it couldn't be a more appropriate time to put the record straight.

Queen Victoria: Daughter, Wife Mother and Widow is at The Guildhall Arts Centre at Grantham on Friday 17th May. More info at 

At Stamford Arts Centre on Saturday 18th May. More info at And at the Connaught Theatre in Worthing on Sunday 19th May. More info at