The first season of PBS’ Victoria might be over, but that doesn’t mean we can’t still obsess over the historical figures who inspired the show. I’m not sure about you, but a huge part of my viewing experience involved pausing every few minutes to dig into historical research on what actually happened and what these people actually looked like. Get a load of the latter with these compare-and-contrast portraits of the real-life people and the actors who play them:

Queen Victoria

Prince Albert

Lord Melbourne

Prince Ernst

Sir Robert Peel

The Duchess of Kent

Sir John Conroy

Charles Elmé Francatelli


Still want more Victoria? Relive it all through our cheeky Season 1 recaps:

‘Victoria’ Season 1 Finale Recap: Bye Bye Baby Blues

‘Victoria’ Season 1, Episode 6 Recap: C’mon Ride the Train

‘Victoria’ Season 1, Episode 5 Recap: I’ll Make Love to You

‘Victoria’ Season 1, Episode 4 Recap: Wedding Bell Blues

‘Victoria’ Season 1, Episode 3 Recap: You’re So Vain

‘Victoria’ Season 1, Episode 2 Recap: All The Single Ladies

‘Victoria’ Season 1 Premiere Recap: Bow Down

Victoria: Compare and Contrast the Historical Figures with the Actors Who Play Them 7 March,2017Emmanuel Hapsis


Emmanuel Hapsis

Emmanuel Hapsis is the creator and editor of KQED Pop and also the host of The Cooler. He studied creative writing at University of Maryland and went on to receive his MFA in the field from California College of the Arts. In his free time, he sings his heart out at karaoke.

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