Have you seen the previews of Victoria, scheduled to be aired on Masterpiece Theater on PBS?
I think the only word for it is “lush”. It truly does look like a wonderful production, with all the sets, designs, and wardrobe you could want.
Queen Victoria’s behavior dictated the mores of the society around her and, because of that, she’s always been a fascinating figure to me. Her mourning for Prince Albert, for example, was the model for other – proper – women to assume. Yet Victorian Scotland and England were just humming with salacious activities.
We have The Crown, The Royals, and now Victoria. I think the interest in the British royal family is due to Queen Elizabeth, don’t you? As the longest serving monarch, she has probably imbued England with a great deal of national pride – properly so – and inspired curiosity in the rest of us.
Interesting tidbit: According to this article, a pair of Queen Victoria’s knickers were auctioned off in 2008. However, I don’t think it’s quite fair that the woman’s bloomers were examined and measured to determine how obese she was. Or maybe that’s part of history.
Will you be watching Victoria?