Episode 35: Victoria and Abdul

Episode 35: Victoria and Abdul. This week we look at 2017’s movie about Queen Victoria and her Indian servant then teacher Abdul Karim and their deep friendship that lasted until her death. We found the movie charming and enjoyable though critics have given mixed reviews. Whether this is due to a lack of entertainment or a lack of historical accuracy is our task to discover. It’s a long show but we hope you enjoy it.

The TV documentary “Queen Victoria’s Last Love” can be found on YouTube via this link:


Shrabani Basu’s book is featured below. Clicking on the book’s image will take listeners to the Amazon.com site but it is available from all good bookshops and online stores.



Author: History by Hollywood

A podcast series examining the real events and people behind fact-based movies

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