Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist
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A Royal Birthday

I hadn't realised it was Queen Victoria's 200th birthday until I switched my mother's TV to BBC 2 and there was Lucy Worsley gossiping away about Victoria and Albert.

After the documentary, the fiction: 2009's Young Victoria- the movie with Emily Blunt and Rupert Friend in which Albert takes a bullet for her.

It's a good story I suppose- young Queen, handsome prince, fairy tale wedding; leastways we don't seem to mind hearing it again and again.

Only 200 years? The stretch of time between the early 19th century and the early 21st seems so much longer.
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