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Queen Victoria's Children Previous Broadcasts

Princes Will Be Princes (Episode #102H)

KQED 9: Sun, Dec 27, 2015 -- 2:15 AM

This episode focuses on Victoria's relationship with her sons and how, after Albert's death, they struggled to live up to his model of purity. It explores Victoria's difficult relationship with her eldest son Bertie, whom she blamed for Albert's death, believing his sexual indiscretions to have fatally weakened her husband. It also examines her relationship with her son Leopold, the physically weak but spirited hemophiliac who put up the most determined effort to break free from his mother's control. Ultimately, the idea of monarchy based on purity is put to the test as the philandering Bertie comes to the throne.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, Dec 27, 2015 -- 2:15 AM

A Domestic Tyrant (Episode #101H)

KQED 9: Sun, Dec 27, 2015 -- 1:00 AM

Queen Victoria and Prince Albert shared a passionate marriage but historians claim that behind closed doors their domestic life was a battlefield. Spanning 60 years, this family saga tells a tale of manipulation, conflict, intimidation, emotional blackmail and fevered attempts by Victoria's children to escape the clutches of their domineering and needy mother.The series draws on the written material and photographs the family left behind to bring the characters and complex relationships to life.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, Dec 27, 2015 -- 1:00 AM

Princes Will Be Princes (Episode #102H)

KQED 9: Sat, Dec 26, 2015 -- 8:15 PM

This episode focuses on Victoria's relationship with her sons and how, after Albert's death, they struggled to live up to his model of purity. It explores Victoria's difficult relationship with her eldest son Bertie, whom she blamed for Albert's death, believing his sexual indiscretions to have fatally weakened her husband. It also examines her relationship with her son Leopold, the physically weak but spirited hemophiliac who put up the most determined effort to break free from his mother's control. Ultimately, the idea of monarchy based on purity is put to the test as the philandering Bertie comes to the throne.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, Dec 27, 2015 -- 2:15 AM
  • KQED Life: Sat, Dec 26, 2015 -- 8:15 PM

A Domestic Tyrant (Episode #101H)

KQED 9: Sat, Dec 26, 2015 -- 7:00 PM

Queen Victoria and Prince Albert shared a passionate marriage but historians claim that behind closed doors their domestic life was a battlefield. Spanning 60 years, this family saga tells a tale of manipulation, conflict, intimidation, emotional blackmail and fevered attempts by Victoria's children to escape the clutches of their domineering and needy mother.The series draws on the written material and photographs the family left behind to bring the characters and complex relationships to life.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, Dec 27, 2015 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Sat, Dec 26, 2015 -- 7:00 PM
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