An Intimate Look at Queen Victoria's Life

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Portrait of Queen Victoria in 1870, in her coronation robes, by Franz Xaver Winterhalter

This is a rebroadcast of an interview that originally aired on November 23, 2016. 

Queen Victoria ruled the British Empire for over 60 years, and during that time, ruled a quarter of the world’s population, gave birth to nine children and survived eight assassination attempts. In Victoria: The Queen: An Intimate Biography of the Woman Who Ruled an EmpireJulia Baird offers an intimate look Victoria’s personal life and reveals that she was much more involved with ruling her empire than previously thought.