The Royal Forums

The Royal Forums (http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums/)
-   The Electronic Domain (http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums/f220/)
-   -   "Queen Victoria and the Crippled Kaiser" Channel 4 Documentary 2013 (http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums/f220/queen-victoria-and-the-crippled-kaiser-channel-4-documentary-2013-a-36036.html)

Dman 11-14-2013 12:54 PM

"Queen Victoria and the Crippled Kaiser" Channel 4 Documentary 2013
 
Queen Victoria and the Crippled Kaiser: Channel 4 Documentary- Sunday, November 17th, 8pm UK Time-

Queen Victoria's grandson, the future Kaiser Wilhelm II, was born with a permanently paralysed arm: a disability considered shameful at the time.

His mother wrote that she was 'haunted' by the idea of him 'remaining a cripple' and insisted that he hide his paralysed arm throughout his life.

Cruel and crude attempts to 'cure' him poisoned their relationship and helped turn the boy, born to unite the Royal families of Britain and Germany, into the man who tore them apart.

Featuring a long-hidden cache of intimate family letters, this documentary reveals this secret story of child cruelty, secret shame and dark, incestuous desires, which begins behind palace doors and ends in the carnage of World War I.

Part of Secret History, which showcases the best in historical journalism.
Queen Victoria and the Crippled Kaiser - Channel 4

An Ard Ri 11-17-2013 07:17 AM

Looking forward to watching this tonight

Kaiser Wilhelm II


Channel 4 documentary reveals insight into childhood of Queen Victoria

Dman 01-30-2014 04:15 PM

Video: Documentary-
Queen Victoria and the Crippled Kaiser-
Queen Victoria and the Crippled Kaiser - Video Dailymotion


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:14 PM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014
Jelsoft Enterprises