How a modest little girl turned into one of history's most powerful women.

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She is now one of the most recognizable monarchs in British Royal history. But Queen Victoria’s path to the throne was by no means easy.

As this BBC royal history documentary reveals, Britain in the 1830s was on the brink of revolution. Victoria was seen as a deterrent to this, but there were those determined to grab power for themselves.

How did Victoria’s scheming mother complicate her ascent?

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