Queen Victoria was not only the longest-reigning monarch in British history (until Elizabeth II), she was also easily one of the most influential, so much so that an entire era still bears her name. From a lonely and “melancholy” childhood, to ascension to the throne at just 18 years old, to her celebrated marriage to her beloved Albert, Victoria was an interesting figure: intelligent and obstinate, honest and forthright, but in many ways removed from the seismic cultural changes happening around her, even while paradoxically helping to bring them about. Join Tom and Jenny on this royal journey through the 19th century on an imperial episode 321.
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