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Title: Queen Victoria's Empire: Engines of Change/Passage to India
Copy #: 1
Status: available
Duration: 2 hours, 0 minutes
Media: 1 DVD
Keywords: Queen Victoria Monarchy


Part 1 of two-part biography tells the story of the monarch who reigned over an empire that spanned the globe. Beginning with the birth of Queen Victoria, this episode explores the changes brought to Britain by the industrial revolution. Part One: by the 1840s, urban migration has created overcrowding and extremes in pollution and poverty. However, British subjects remain loyal to their queen. Prince Albert, Victoria's husband becomes a guiding force in the monarchy. Benjamin Disraeli and William Gladstone, political stars with James Starley contrasting visions of empire, turn the nation's attention abroad.