Review: Channel 4’s Queen Victoria and the Crippled Kaiser

Rebecca Fairbank (University of Oxford) UK readers can still watch this programme here. The story of the human struggle of royal figures has captured the imagination recently, as films such as The King’s Speech (2010), and the less successful Diana (2013) attest. Channel 4’s Queen Victoria and the Crippled Kaiser reiterates this trend on the small screen. This engaging documentary probes the hidden disability of Queen Victoria’s grandson, Wilhelm II, born to her eldest daughter Vicky with a paralysis of

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