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Key Information

Brand name
UNIVERSUM
Format
Documentary
Year of production
2019
Duration
00:52:00
Country of origin
Austria
Produced by
A co-production by ORF, ZDF/ARTE, Metafilm and IFAGE Wiesbaden in association with ORF-Enterprise funded by Austrian Television Fund
Rights holder
ORF
Categories
Documentaries > History & Biographies
Universum > History
Intended distribution
Made for TV
Intended audiences
General Audience

Language versions

Original
German
Voice-over
English

Topics

Non-Fiction/Information

Synopsis

Photos show her as the stolid mother of the nation, a cliché of the Victorian Age. But is this the whole truth? Or was her private side as extraordinary as new discoveries show? Her name sums up a century of bourgeois economic progress and imperialism – the zeitgeist of the Industrial Revolution. But was she a queen for the people? Did she alleviate the hunger and misery of the working classes? New documents show that this queen had a darker side. The film looks behind the clichés and court propaganda to reveal who Victoria really was: a strong-willed and passionate woman, an intrepid monarch who fought for Britain’s supremacy against the emerging political forces of the 19th Century.

Additional Information

1 x 52, 1 x 45

Sales

Available worldwide except for Germany and France

Cast & Crew

Director
Andrea Oster
Writer(s)
Andrea Oster