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Empires: Queen Victoria's Empire DVD
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This series offers an engaging portrait of the Queen who ruled over one-fifth of the world's population for 64 years, as well as influential figures who shaped British imperialism: Gladstone, Disraeli, Livingstone, Rhodes, and Prince Albert. Personal accounts, re-enactments, and cinematography from imperial outposts recount the dramatic clash of personalities and cultures during Victoria's remarkable reign. Donald Sutherland narrates.
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interesting history

By Ellen

from Los Angeles, California

Comments about PBS Empires: Queen Victoria's Empire DVD:

Very interesting! It includes social/cultural events such as increasing urbanization. Gives a fair amount of attention to India and the rebellion that occurred during her reign. I'm only part way through, but am enjoying this DVD.

(1 of 6 customers found this review helpful)


Greed and brutality in empire making

By Coolie

from Tampa,FL

Comments about PBS Empires: Queen Victoria's Empire DVD:

Watched only the last episode, but that was enough. For all the glorification of this empire in western world,it vividly presents the total picture of brutality,greed.pomposity and utter lack of humanity when it concerns those who are not, British or white. The last comment summed it up so well. Sun never sets on British empire but it never rises in British slums. Same could be said about the lands they pillaged and the cultures they hurt so deeply.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)


A Well-Balanced and Accurate Account

By Expatbrit

from Los Angeles

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Comments about PBS Empires: Queen Victoria's Empire DVD:

The British Empire in the 19th Century swung from noble optimism and virtuous vision to crude exploitation and appalling behavior, like a pendulum. But it ended up as a huge success. This series highlights the highs and lows and describes how the British Royal Family reacted and became the focus of reaction in a country that in the course of Victoria's reign experienced extraordinary social changes. For anyone interested in history this is compulsory viewing.

(5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)


Great History lesson

By Daughter

from Philadelphia, PA

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Comments about PBS Empires: Queen Victoria's Empire DVD:

This DVD would be great for a classroom setting.

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