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A bereaved monarch becomes a controlling, single mother in Queen Victoria and her Nine Children

Devastated by her husband’s death Queen Victoria starts to meddle in her children’s lives. Watch this mesmerising documentary as well as many other history and psychological programs on BBC Select – a new streaming service on Amazon Prime Video Channels and the Apple TV app.

When her beloved husband died at a tragically young age, Queen Victoria found herself bereft, running an Empire alone and the single mother to nine small children. Her coping mechanism was quite extreme. She hid herself away from public life and began to focus on her children, micromanaging everything from what they wore to who they married. But her meddling would lead to resentment and tragedy.

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BBC Select is available on Amazon Prime Video Channels and the Apple TV app for only $4.99 a month. Start your free 7-day trial today to enjoy BBC Select on Smart TVs, laptops, tablets and mobile devices. Restrictions apply*.