How Queen Victoria used Christmas to fend off a potential revolution

The threat of revolution, seen elsewhere in Europe, led to Victoria and Albert to look to another way to engage with their subjects – Christmas.

Long before the Royal family was seen as a brand, Prince Albert realised that the British Monarchy had an asset in their image as a respectable and close-knit and loving family.

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A story of manipulation, conflict, intimidation and fevered attempts to escape the clutches of a domineering mother. Queen Victoria and Prince Albert shared a passionate marriage, but behind closed doors, royal family life often seemed like a battlefield. This Queen Victoria documentary asks just who was this British monarch and why was her relationship with her family so damaged?

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