Victoria and Albert

Queen Victoria and Prince Albert surrounded by some of their children at Windsor Castle. Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images

She's one of Britain's best-loved queens, but Victoria's parentage made her an unlikely heir. When she became queen at 18, she rebelled from her upbringing. But an early marriage to her cousin Albert changed the way she lived and ruled.

Topics in this Podcast: British history, love stories, royalty, Queen Victoria, 19th century