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        A Woman Mathematician | Victoria, Season 2

        Explore how Ada Lovelace, a brilliant mathematician, was not only able to escape the narrow expectations for 19th-century women, but also helped advance computing, in this video excerpt from the 2018 series Victoria, Season 2 | MASTERPIECE. Knowing that Prince Albert is an enthusiastic supporter of science—and an admirer of Lady Lovelace—Queen Victoria proposes a soirée to gather the “remarkable minds” of the time, including Lovelace (later known as the “Enchantress of Numbers”) and her colleague, Charles Babbage, credited for originating the idea of a programmable computer. 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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