Queens: Victoria, "The Widow of Windsor"
Everyone has heard of Queen Victoria, but very few people know about her 1) Weird AF childhood 2) Super-size court scandals and 3) Super-secret later-life romance. To this day, we think of her as prim and proper, but nothing could be further from the truth—and that applies to both her surprising personal life and her disturbing political agenda.
As we’ll discuss, Queen Victoria supported horrific policies to build up the British Empire. This isn’t an easy topic to tackle, but it’s an essential part of Victoria’s legacy.
So join us for our “Queens” season finale as we explore the complicated life of Queen Victoria, the famous Widow of Windsor.
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Read more about Victoria in our article: https://www.factinate.com/people/45-regal-facts-queen-victoria/
Learn about the history of residential schools in Canada: https://indigenousfoundations.arts.ubc.ca/the_residential_school_system/
Learn about Victoria's role in the oppression of Indigenous peoples: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/queen-victoria-winnipeg-statues-residential-schools-colonialism-british-empire-1.6090322
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