TV historian Lucy Worsley unveils the real Queen Victoria
Britain's favourite TV historian 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 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.
This weekend she visits Birmingham and with more dates to follow next week in Oxford, Redditch and Sturminster Newton 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 The Town Hall in Birmingham on Sunday May 26. More info at www.thsh.co.uk While on Monady 27th May she will be at The Oxford Playhouse. More info at www.oxfordplayhouse.com
The tour continues. Watch this space.