Antiques expert Tim Wonnacott and chef Rosemary Shrager travel in the footsteps of Queen Victoria, visiting the houses, castles and stately homes she visited throughout her life.
Episode 1x20; Apr 01, 2011
Rosemary Shrager and Tim Wonnacott look back at what they've found out about Queen Victoria, choosing some of their favourite stories that helped them get to know her.
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