Victoria

Victoria (2016)

9 mistakes in season 2

Season 2 generally

New this week Factual error: Season 2 ends in 1846 with the repeal of the Corn Laws. Lord Melbourne didn't die until 1848, but his death was shown earlier in the season.

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The Luxury of Conscience - S2-E8

New this month Factual error: Drummond's assassin is said to have been a farmer who was angry about the repeal of the Corn laws. He was actually Daniel M'Naghten, a woodturner who was found not guilt by reason of insanity and was under the delusion he was being persecuted by the Tory Party. Drummond did not take a bullet for Peel. Peel was not with him at the time. M'Naghten mistook him for Peel as he left Peel's house and shot him in the back.

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The King Over the Water - S2-E7

New this month Factual error: When Victoria and Albert visited Blair Atholl in 1844 (actually two years before the events depicted in the previous episode, which occurred in 1846), the Duke of Atholl was mad and locked away in a London townhouse, as he had been for 46 years. The man who hosted them and is depicted by the 70-year-old Denis Lawson was actually his nephew and heir, Lord Glenlyon, who was then only 30 and succeeded his uncle as duke in 1846.

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Season 2 generally

New this month Factual error: Edward Drummond, Sir Robert Peel's private secretary, is several times seen sitting next to him in the House of Commons. Drummond was a civil servant, never a Member of Parliament.

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Factual error: Edward Drummond was assassinated in 1843 by a madman who mistook him for Sir Robert Peel. In the series, he is still very much alive three years later.

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A Soldier's Daughter - S2-E1

Factual error: Captain Souter is shown lying dead in the snow following the massacre at Gandamak. In fact, Thomas Souter was one of the few who survived to be captured by the Afghans and was later freed.

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The Luxury of Conscience - S2-E8

Character mistake: The Speaker calls on Lord George Bentinck as "the Honourable Member for Lincoln." He was actually the Member for King's Lynn.

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Season 2 generally

Factual error: Harriet Sutherland's husband did not die in a riding accident in the 1840s. He died of natural causes in 1861 at the age of 75.

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Factual error: The real Duchess of Buccleuch was 30 when she was appointed Mistress of the Robes, fifty years younger than Diana Rigg, who plays her here.

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