“Victoria” Season 3 Sneak Peek Dec. 8
Jenna Coleman returns as Her fearless Majesty Queen Victoria in an all-new season of the hit drama on Masterpiece Jan. 13, 2019, on WNED-TV, but you’re invited to a special screening event at 3 pm Saturday, Dec. 8 for a free sneak peek of the premiere episode, along with refreshments, giveaways, and a live performance!
“Victoria”, Season 3 introduces fascinating new historical characters, including Laurence Fox (“Inspector Lewis”) as the vainglorious Lord Palmerston, who crosses swords with the queen over British foreign policy. Also vexing the queen this season is Kate Fleetwood (“Harlots”) as Victoria’s devoted but troubled half-sister, Princess Feodora, who seeks refuge at Buckingham Palace due to political unrest back home in Germany.
Other new characters include John Sessions (“Outlander”) as reformist Prime Minister John Russell, and Lily Travers (“Kingsman”) as the beguiling Duchess of Monmouth.
As Season 3 gets underway, Victoria is pregnant with her sixth child. But she has much else on her mind, chiefly Revolutions of 1848, when the downtrodden throughout Europe begin agitating for the overthrow of aristocratic rule.
In England, this discontent leads to Chartism, a set of demands for universal male suffrage, the secret ballot, equal representation for voters and other reforms that were considered radical by leading political figures during Victoria’s reign. As with many crusades, passions are aroused on both sides – sometimes violently. At the time, who knew if events might turn out like the French Revolution, which resorted to widespread use of the guillotine?
Passion is also an issue in the bedroom at Buckingham Palace, where Victoria is reluctant to risk more pregnancies. Parents now of six, Victoria and Albert find themselves at odds about their offspring, especially the troubled Bertie, the role of the monarchy, and increasingly with each other.
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