A new book and movie on Victoria & Albert

US Release Date: May 19, 2009

A twenty-first-century perspective on a giant of English history, Queen Victoria, and her marriage to German Prince Albert—timed to benefit from the release of the upcoming film The Young Victoria

Known as one of history’s most powerful and happily married couples, Victoria and Albert together ruled the British Empire for twenty years at the peak of its strength in mid-nineteenth century. The standard account of their union is that young Victoria, married at nineteen, was only too happy to hand over the reins of power to her husband, willingly taking a back seat to bear and raise their nine children.
A well-known chronicler of the lives of achieving women, author Gillian Gill rejects this outdated interpretation, retelling the couple’s story from a fresh, modern perspective. Victoria hated pregnancy, and as much as she loved Albert, she never let him impinge on her power. Gill makes the case that Albert’s early death was the reason for the marriage’s great success, leaving his widow another forty years on the throne to rule as sole monarch.

The movie is to be released on March 6th and has a lot of big name stars in the cast! Click here for the The Young Victoria webpage where you can see a trailer of the movie.


  1. This should be a good movie, and I really do want to see it. I'm curious to see the take on this one. Thanks.

  2. I hadn't heard of either of these. I love the movie poster image!


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