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        The Irish Famine | Victoria, Season 2

        Explore the causes and consequences of the “Great Famine,” a period of devastating hunger and disease in 1840s Ireland, in this video excerpt from the 2018 series Victoria, Season 2 | MASTERPIECE. As Queen Victoria learns about the suffering of the Irish due to the potato blight, she is counseled not to intervene by her prime minister, Sir Robert Peel, and her advisor, Charles Trevelyan. When she suggests a visit to Ireland, Peel cautions her that her safety could not be guaranteed. This resource is part of the MASTERPIECE Historical Drama Collection.

        Find out more at the MASTERPIECE: Victoria website. Note that the Victoria DVD is available at shopPBS.

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