Lucy Worsley: Revealing the real Queen Victoria 200 years after her birth
She’s probably the nation’s favourite Tv historian and this week the ever-enthusiastic Lucy Worsley continues her celebration of one of Britain’s most revered monarchs as she re-examines the extraordinary woman who was Queen Victoria
Never has a figure in relatively recent history been 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.
Lucy will be at Loughborough on Wednesday and in Durham on Thursday to present an alternative view to the classic vision of a cross-patch Queen who was rarely ‘amused’.
She will introduce her audiences 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.
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 will be at Loughborough Town Hall on Wednesday 19th June. More info at www.loughboroughtownhall.com
And at the Gala Theatre in Dureham on Thursday 20th December. More info at www.galadurham.co.uk