How many times did people try to assassinate Queen Victoria? Did she actually travel to Scotland? What caused the Great Famine in Ireland? Did Robert Peel's secretary save him from a murderer? And more questions from Victoria.
Victoria is forced to choose between two loved ones who begin to quarrel while Peel engages in the political fight of his life, one he fears will end his career. Drummond and Alfred wrestle with their future, but a dramatic event everything.
When an assassination attempt leads to constant military protection, Victoria decides to escape the stifling confines of Buckingham for the Scottish Highlands. She and Albert search for freedom from royal obligations and get lost in the process.
The Irish Potato Famine is at its peak, but, because it mostly affects Catholics, both Victoria's government and the Irish Protestants are dismissive and blame the Catholics for their own problems. Cleary and an Irish clergyman help push Victoria towards contributing aid.
While some parts of Victoria are speculation or based on rumors, there are many genuine historical lessons. Learn about some of the fascinating figures – the first computer programmer, a black Shakespearean – customs, and events drawn straight from real life.
Eager to preserve the uneasy truce between Britain and France, Victoria sets off to visit the French king Louis Philippe and enjoy the sensuous glories of the French court. Albert is having an identity crisis and is a fun-spoiling grouch as usual.
Victoria attempts to help the lower classes in a tone-deaf way and also loses two of her closest friends; that grief is compounded by a difficult birth. Albert suffers his own sorrow and must travel to Coburg, where he hears a distressing rumor.
Queen Victoria is back, and she's ready to rule again even though everyone around her – especially the men – want her to stay with her newborn child. Prince Albert is unwilling to cede control and is also enticed by the dashing mathematician behind the predecessor to the computer.
It's a crippling holiday season in Poplar, with subzero temperatures and mounds of snow. Valerie attends to a scared young woman living in a trailer, Nurse Julienne attempts to reconcile an estranged mother and daughter, and Nurse Crane makes an enemy.
As Christmas approaches, Alan faces humiliation while Celia is excited for the opening of their play. Caroline is beginning to doubt her career and life change, and Gillian and Robbie's marriage continues to prove less than perfect.
Ghosts of all sorts are showing up in Halifax, as Caroline gets a now job and moves into a new house with Alan and Celia in tow. Gillian begins to fear someone – or something – is out to get Robbie, and Celia takes up a new hobby.
Did you miss the season finale of Poldark? Demelza makes a decisive choice regarding Armstrong while Rowella and Morwenna stand up to Osborne. George makes trouble for Drake, while Elizabeth gives George an ultimatum.
Pregnancies abound amongst the Durrells' friends, but their timing – plus a crime of passion – means the doctor has his hands full. Leslie, Louisa, and Spyros all step in as nurses, with various degrees of experience. As usual, Larry misses it all.
Morwenna's husband is abusive, Elizabeth's partner is shunning her, Demelza's spouse is difficult and secretive; the women of Poldark are cruelly treated. But Demelza begins to consider another option, and Morwenna's sister swoops in with a plan...
A cricket match between the British and Greeks, despite Louisa's insistence that it's a show of comity between the cultures, becomes a competition between Spyros and Hugh. Donald tries to attract Margo by being exotic, while Larry tries to dump Vasilia.