This is the story of Queen Victoria as never heard before; a psychological insight of the woman told through her own words, her experiences recounted solely through her personal diaries and letters. Never before or since has a monarch so openly expressed themselves through the written word. For the first time, we hear Queen Victoria in her own words, as she opens a window on everything from the political turbulence of the age to her most intimate feelings. Over two episodes, renowned host A N Wilson, author of the definitive biography Victoria: A Life, takes us through exclusive archives to reveal a fatherless girl longing for emotional and physical closeness, to a passionate wife tormented by consecutive child-births to a widow revelling in new-found freedom. With unprecedented access and penetrating insight from leading historians, this is an exhilarating journey to heart of the woman that defined an epoch.