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Queen Victoria’s Letters: A Monarch Unveiled
Queen Victoria’s Letters: A Monarch Unveiled

2 x 60 min for BBC Four
Broadcast: Part 1: November 13th, 2014 / Part 2: November 20th, 2014

This is the story of Queen Victoria as never heard before; a psychological insight of the woman told through her own words, her experiences recounted solely through her personal diaries and letters. Told by writer AN Wilson who has recently released a new biography of Queen Victoria, this is the story of a woman who felt the need to create a personal myth around her upbringing and her relationship with Prince Albert. For the first time we will learn the significance of the Queen’s relationship with her mother. We think we know so much about Victoria and her age but now, for the first time, we hear directly from the Queen’s own voice – through her pen in a raw, unmediated account of her life. We gain new insight into the mind of the woman behind the image, a woman so desperate to communicate through writing. Never before, or since for that matter, has a monarch been so keen to express themselves through the written word.

Video Clips
Remarks, conversations, reflections   From dear Mama
Remarks, conversations, reflections   From dear Mama
AN Wilson reveals that Victoria and Albert's relationship was far from idyllic. Behind closed doors Albert showed his true colours as a control freak.   As AN Wilson explores Queen Victoria's complex relationship with her mother, he discovers the Queen Mother may not have been as cold towards her daughter as commonly perceived.

Cast & Crew:
Presented by:
AN Wilson
Voice of Queen Victoria:
Anna Chancellor
Ian Denyer
Susie Attwood
Executive Producer for BBC:
Greg Sanderson
Executive Producer:
Claire Whalley


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  “Excerpts from Victoria's journals - read by Anna Chancellor - combined with Wilson's accessible erudition help bring this complex monarch to life.”
Radio Times