A failed assassination attempt by an Irish subject determines the royal household to visit this part of the realm, to check its peril after the great famine. So they accept an invitation to visit -with him- Lord Palmerston's castle estate there, in fact the residence of his equally mundane wife, Emily. In between formal receptions, like a rapprochement with the most influential cardinal Ronan, Albert and Victoria sternly question the lord about the plight of his tenants, but he has all the right answers ready, and his 'libertarian' marriage, with mutual consent to entertain lovers as they're generally on different British isles. Back in Buckingham palace, Feodora enjoys the trappings of holding 'regency court', only to be discredited as she fails, unlike footman Brodie, to notice the price of the success of the unorthodox tutor Albert engaged for Bertie.
Did You Know?
Albert and Feodora discuss Victoria's decisions since the birth of Louise, her sixth child. Louise was born in March 1848, and Victoria visited Ireland in August 1949. However, Dr Snow discovered of the cause of cholera outbreak on Broad Street (from the previous episode) in September 1854, which puts these two episodes out of order. See more
[Victoria and Albert have arrived in Ireland, and have been surprised by the welcome and the lack of protest, despite fears that the Irish hated her. They are driving through the streets
Have you been in the public houses, Palmerston, securing local enthusiasm?
[pretending to be outraged
Sir, that's an extraordinary suggestion. Do you *seriously* envisage me in a public house?
[shouting at the carriage as it goes past
This is *our* land! Not yours! This is *our* land!
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