Queen Victoria: The Lady Hastings Scandal

Queen Victoria reigned for more than six decades, but her early years as ruler were peppered with a number of disastrous missteps. By participating in a horrible rumor campaign about her mother's lady-in-waiting, she ended up damaging her own reputation.

A portrait of Lady Flora Hastings, circa 1839.

Topics in this Podcast: women, 19th century, Queen Victoria