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“Grandmother of Europe”. How Queen Victoria Survived Four Competitors

On 20 June 1837, 18-year-oldQueen Victoria, who reigned for 63 years, ascended the British throne. Only her great-great-granddaughter, 96-year-old Elizabeth II, who recently celebrated her 70th anniversary of reign, was able to break this record.

And here is another record of her great-grandmother Victoria — 9 children & 42 grandchildren — Elizabeth was beyond her strength.

Victoria was fifth in line to the throne, but moved rapidly towards royal power due to a string of deaths of senior claimants and the deaths of their heir apparent babies. When assuming the throne          s it it it it it it it it occurred that    of there it it it occurs that the long years of there it of ; >Queen Victoria during her lifetime was called the “grandmother of Europe” because her offspring — 9 children & 42 grandchildren — intermarried with other royal houses of Europe. The era of her  rule entered the  history called "Victorian". And & nbsp; she herself became the heroine of books, performances and & nbsp; films. Aif.ru has collected the best feature films about Queen Victoria, the first of which, as you might guess, was made in England.

Queen Victoria in her youth. Photo: www.globallookpress.com/BAO

“Victoria the Great” (1937 g.), Great Britain

Actress Anna Neagle was chosen to play the title role, which at that time gained great popularity thanks to the film musical "Good Night, Vienna!" — he brought the creators a record profit. Having approved the beautiful Anna Neagle for the role of Victoria, the creators of the picture flattered the queen very much. According to contemporaries, Victoria's appearance could hardly be called attractive, she was plump and small — only 150 cm. However, the English are famous for their ability to create the legends they need.

However, Queen Victoria and actress Neagle still have a common feature. If Victoria was the record holder for & nbsp; the duration of the reign, then & nbsp; the actress eventually became the record holder & nbsp; & mdash; thanks to phenomenal popularity, she got into the Guinness Book of Records! And Anna, who played Queen Victoria in her youth, already in adulthood received an award from the hands of her great-great-granddaughter Elizabeth II. In 1969, the actress was awarded the honorary title of Dame Commander.

Frame from the film “Victoria the Great” (1937), Great Britain

“Young years of the queen” (1954), Austria

In this picture, Queen Victoria was played by the charming Romy Schneider. Romy's mother, who starred in the film, brought her young daughter with her to dinner at the restaurant where the director was supposed to be. Seeing Romy, the author of the picture, who had already approved another actress for the role of the queen, instantly changed his mind — the queen should be played by Schneider, and no one else.

According to the plot, eighteen-year-old Princess Victoria receives news of the death of her uncle, King William IV of Great Britain and becomes queen. The mother and  Prime Minister want to marry Victoria as soon as possible and  already pick up a future husband — German Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha.But the young queen does not want to burden herself with marriage. Instead of seeing the groom, she, accompanied by the lady of the court, goes to Paris. On the route the Queen stops incognito at a tavern and gets acquainted with a German student traveling through England, not suspecting that this is a candidate for her fiancé. The prince, like the queen, traveled under a false name.

Frame from the film “Young years of the queen” (1954), Austria

This film is often called “caramel”. It is more like a fairy tale. And although the creators assured that they were based on the queen's diary entries, in fact the script — one big idea. Why didn't the director really use the Queen's diaries — unclear. For decades, Queen Victoria meticulously kept a daily record. Minimum 2500 words per day. None of the English crowned heads left such a powerful epistolary legacy.

And as for the real first meeting of Victoria and Albert, it happened much earlier and under different circumstances. Judging by everything, the title “Young Years of the Queen” without specifying the name was given due to the fact that the picture did not claim to historical authenticity. The result was an unpretentious melodrama that, if it wasn't for Romy Schneider, the audience might not not notice.

“Mrs. Brown” (1997 ), UK

And an English picture again, which this time tells about the last 40 years of Queen Victoria's life. Exactly half of her life she spent in the status of a widow. In this difficult period, her life was brightened up by the servant of her deceased husband — Scot John Brown. When, after the death of the queen, her daughter sorted out the diaries, she chose to burn the records dedicated to John Brown. They could be misinterpreted.

Actress Judi DenchFor this role, Queen Victoria received a Golden Globe. And  the audience did not appreciate the film, commenting on it as a  long, boring picture. Of the  few pluses of the film — landscapes of Scotland and Balmoral Castle, where members of the royal family still rest.

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Frame from the film “Her Majesty Mrs. Brown” (1997) Photo: Still from the film

According to the plot of the picture, after the death of her husband, the 40-year-old queen was despondent and retired from public life. Then the courtiers decided to invite a Scot John Brown, a former servant of the late king, to the court. Brown takes care of the queen as best he can. At the same time, he is rude to the courtiers, allows himself to get drunk and fight. However, Brown's behavior touches the Queen. The Scot gains unprecedented weight at court and a conspiracy is brewing against him.

“Young Victoria” (2009 ), USA — Great Britain

It was this film, judging by the box office, that became the most popular of the of      of Queen Victoria's films. It is filmed really beautifully and with attention to historical details of that time, first of all, external details. For  costume design, the film collected almost all known awards, including the Oscar. Starring Emily Blunt. To briefly sum up the reviews left by the audience, the audience liked the picture thanks to the already mentioned chic costumes, English landscapes and castles, touching music and a pretty actress.

More than 10  ;years. The cinematic point in  the story of  Queen Victoria has not been clearly set, although the emergence of possible film adaptations will depend on whether the English monarchy itself can withstand the current turbulent times. Once upon a time, it was England that played a sinister role in the death of the last Russian Tsar Nicholas II, his wifeAlexandra Feodorovna (by the way, a relative of Queen Victoria) and their five children. And the boomerang law has not yet been repealed.

“Young Victoria” (2008) Photo: Still from the film Rate the material

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Shakespears Sister – I Don’t Care

Walking through the rooms in my head
I came across your image,
You looked at me with that sweet smile and said
Something they won’t let me repeat
We hurt the ones we love the most
Its a subtle form of compilment

I don’t care if you talk about me
I don’t care if you write it out in stone
Whenever I fall I land on my feet
I don’t care, I just don’t care now
Mark the spot you hate with an X
Then shoot your bow and arrow
Do your worst, get it all off your chest
I’ll hold my breath and swallow
We hurt the ones we love the most
It’s a subtle form of discipline
I don’t care if you talk about me
I don’t care if you write it out in stone
Whenever I fall I land on my feet
I don’t care, I just don’t care now

I don’t care if you act like a queen
I don’t care if you take it out on me
I’ve got nine lives and I land on my feet
I don’t care, I just don’t care now

In a boreolic iceberg came Victoria
Queen Victoria sitting shocked upon on the rocking horse of a wave
Said to the laurette, this minx of course,
Is sharp as any linx and blacker, deepper
Than the drinks as hot as any hottentot
Without remorse, for the minx that she
And the drinks you can see are hot as any hotten tot
And not the goods for me,
Hot as any hotten tot
And not the goods for me
I don’t care if you talk about me
I don’t care if you write it out in stone
Whenever I fall I land on my feet
I don’t care, I just don’t care now
I don’t care if you act like a queen
I don’t care if you take it out on me
I’ve got nine lives and I land on my feet
I don’t care, I just don’t care now

Horrible Histories – Work, Terrible Work lyrics

In good old Queen Victoria’s day
Industrial revolution
Bosses said ‘Please, we need more employees’
We needed a solution

Who will climb our chimneys?
Who will power our grids?
Victorian families to desperately poor
They’ll let us employ their kids for

Work, terible work
From very young ages
Up chimneys to clean
Paid pitiful wages
Work, terrible work
Pins make you work faster
If we grow too big
Get sacked by the master!

Now you’re all in my employ
Cleaning in the factory
We’re not very strong
And the hours are long
This work is unsatisfactory!

There not to get caught in spokes
Or trap our hands in gages
To stop machines and get you out
Will cost you a week’s wages!

Work, terrible work
There’s no health and safety
So if we get hurt
They will just replace me
Work, terrible work

Now that I am short of cash
I have to pick pockets
Wallets from gentlemen
And lady’s lockets

Small enough to get away
Hardly ever caught
And if we are, we’re kids you see
To cry is what we’re taught

Work, terrible work
Dangerous and demeaning
No time to complain
Get back to your cleaning
Work, terrible work
Guess what we are dreaming
School, glorious school!
Wonderful school!
Marvellous school!
Wish we went to school!

Horrible Histories – Kings And Queens (Ruthless Rulers) Song lyrics

[Verse 1]
I’m William the Conqueror
My enemies stood no chance
They call me the first English king
Although I come from France

[Verse 2]
1066, the Doomsday book
I gave to history
So fat on death my body burst
But enough about me

[Verse 3]
To help remember all your kings
I’ve come up with this song
A simple rhyming ditty
For you all to sing along

[Chorus]
Oh, William
(Bit short init? We need more kings. Who came next?)

[Verse 4]
William second, cheeks were red
Killed out hunting, so it’s said
I took over, Henry one
That’s my next eldest son

[Verse 5]
Then King Stephen, it’s true check it!
Hi, Henry two, killed Thomas Beckett
Richard Lionheart? That’s right!
Always spoiling for a fight

Oh King John, what a disaster
Rule restrained by Magna Carta

[Chorus]
William, William, Henry, Stephen
Henry, Richard, John, oi!
Time for my mate, King Henry eight
To take up this song

[Verse 6]
Henry three built the abbey
Ed one hated Scots
A red hot poker killed Ed two
That must have hurt him lots

[Verse 7]
Edward third was a chivalry nerd
Began the hundred years war
Then Richard two was king aged ten
Then Henry, yes one more

[Verse 8]
King Henry four, plots galore
Not least from Henry five, why?
Killed ten score at Agincourt
Then Henry six arrived

[Verse 9]
Edward four, Edward five
Richard the third, he’s bad
‘Cause he fought wars with Henry seventh
First Tudor and my dad

[Verse 10]
So Henry eight, I was great
Six wives, two were beheaded
Edward the sixth came next
But he died young and so my dreaded
Daughter Mary ruled, so scary
Then along came… me
I’m Liz the first, I had no kids
So Tudors RIP

[Chorus]
William, William, Henry, Stephen
Henry, Richard, John, oi!
Henry, Ed, Ed, Ed, Rich two
Then three more Henrys join our song
Edward, Edward, Rich the third
Henry, Henry, Ed again
Mary one, good Queen Bess
That’s me, time for more men

[Verse 11]
James six of Scotland next
As England’s James the first he led
Then Stuarts ruled, so Charles the first
The one who lost his head

[Verse 12]
No monarchy until came me
Charles two, I liked to party
King Jimmy two was scary, woooh
Then Mary was a smarty

[Verse 13]
She ruled with Bill, their shoes were filled
By sourpuss Queen Anne Gloria
And so from then, you were ruled by men
Till along came me Victoria

[Chorus]
William, William, Henry, Stephen
Henry, Richard, John, oi!
Henry, Ed, Ed, Ed, Rich two
Then three more Henrys join our song
Edward, Edward, Rich the third
Henry, Henry, Ed again
Mary one, good Queen Bess
Jimmy, Charles and Charles and then
Jim, Will, Mary, Anna Gloria
Still to come, it’s Queen Victoria

[Verse 14]
And so began the Hanover gang
George one and George two (grim)
Then George the third was quite absurd
Till I replaced old him

[Verse 15]
King George the fourth and known henceforth
As angry, fat and cross (hang on)
It’s true you beat Napoleon
But for mostly a dead loss (bang on)

[Verse 16]
Old William four was a sailor (ahoy)
It’s nearly the end of the story-a
As onto the scene comes the best loved queen
Hail to Queen Victoria

[Chorus]
William, William, Henry, Stephen
Henry, Richard, John, oi!
Henry, Ed, Ed, Ed, Rich two
Then three more Henrys join our song
Edward, Edward, Rich the third
Henry, Henry, Ed again
Mary one, good Queen Bess
Jimmy, Charles and Charles and then
Jim, Will, Mary, Anna Gloria
George, George, George, George
Will, Victoria
Victoria Victoria Victoria

(I ruled for sixty four years, you know.)

[Verse 17]
Ed seven, George five
Then Ed, George sixth
Liz two then reigned and how
And so our famous monarch song
Is brought right up to now, oh

[Chorus]
William, William, Henry, Stephen
Henry, Richard, John, oi!
Henry, Ed, Ed, Ed, Rich two
Then three more Henrys join our song
Edward, Edward, Rich the third
Henry, Henry, Ed again
Mary one, good Queen Bess
Jimmy, Charles and Charles and then
Jim, Will, Mary, Anna Gloria
George, George, George, George
Will, Victoria
Edward, George, Edward, George six
And Queen Liz two completes the mix

[Outro]
That’s all the English kings and queens
Since William first that there have been

Cats Musical – Old Deuteronomy lyrics

[Chorus]
CAST:
Well of all things can it be really
Yes, no, ho, hi, oh my eye!
My mind may be wondering but I confess
I believe it is Old Deuteronomy

[Verse 1]
MUNKUSTRAP:
Old Deuteronomy’s lived a long time
He’s a cat who has lived many lives in succession
He was famous in Proverb and famous in rhyme
A long while before Queen Victoria’s accession

[Verse 2]
THE RUM TUM TUGGER:
Old Deuteronomy’s buried nine wives
And more I am tempted to say-ninety nine
And his numerous progeny prospers and thrives
And the villiage is pround of him in his decline

[Verse 3]
MUNKUSTRAP:
At the sight of that placid and grand phsiognomy
When he sits in the sun on the vicarage wall
The oldest habitant croaks

[Chorus]
MUNKUSTRAP AND THE RUM TUM TUGGER:
Well of all things can it be really
Yes, no, ho, hi, oh my eye!
My mind may be wondering but I confess
I believe it is Old Deuteronomy

[Verse 4]
RUM TUM TUGGER
old Deuteronomy sits in the street
he sits on the high street on market day
the bullocks may bellow the sheep may bleet
but the dogs and the herdsman will turn them away

[Verse 5]
MUNKUSTRAP
the cars and the lorries run over the curb
and the villagers put up a notice “road closed”
so that nothing untoward may chance to disturb
Deuteronomy’s rest when he feels so disposed
The digestive repose of that feline’s gastronomy
Must never be broken, whatever befall:

[Chorus]
And the Oldest Inhabitant croaks: “Well, of all . . .
Things. . . Can it be . . . really! . . . yes!. . . no!. . .
Ho! hi!
Oh, my eye!
my mind may be wondering but I confess
I believe it is Old Deuteronomy

CAST (2X):
Well of all things can it be really
Yes, no, ho, hi, oh my eye!
My mind may be wondering but I confess

I believe it is Old Deuteronomy

CAST:Well of all things can it be really
Yes, no, ho, hi, oh my eye!

[Verse 6]
OLD DEUTERONOMY:
My legs may be tottery I must go slow
And be careful of Old Deuteronomy