Victoria screenwriter Daisy Goodwin exclusively hits back at claims of 'historical inaccuracies' in ITV drama – ahead of second series DVD release

Posted on Nov 16 2017 - 2:40pm by admin

Jenna Coleman plays the iconic Queen Victoria in the ITV drama – opposite Tom HughesJenna Coleman plays the iconic Queen Victoria in the ITV drama – opposite Tom Hughes [ITV]

The show depicts the first few years of Queen Victoria – played by Jenna Coleman – as she takes to the throne as a teenager.

The former Doctor Who actress stars opposite Tom Hughes, who portrays her husband, Prince Albert, and follows the couple while they juggle their young family with life in the public eye.

But there have been moments which left fans in uproar, with many lashing out at ‘historical inaccuracies’ on social media.

Fans have enjoyed watching Jenna Coleman in VictoriaFans have enjoyed watching Jenna Coleman and Tom Hughes in Victoria [ITV]

Daisy Goodwin, screenwriter behind the popular show, has hit back at claims she has ‘rewritten’ history.

Speaking exclusively to OK! Online and others at the DVD launch of Victoria season 2, she explained: “We try and keep it as close… I know this history very well. 

“When I change stuff, it’s because I’ve decided to do it, it’s not because I didn’t know.

Daisy GoodwinDaisy Goodwin opened up about her plans for Victoria season 3 [Wenn]

“It’s because I’ve decided: ‘Well I think we can do this without completely being untrue to the period.’”

Daisy also explained what viewers could expect from the third series of the ITV drama.

When asked what she was planning for the next instalment, she joked: “I’ve not written it yet. 

Victoria season 2 was recently released on DVDVictoria season 2 was recently released on DVD [ITV]

“I can tell you there will be drama, intrigue, babies, and there might be revolutions.

“There might be all kinds of things!”

Victoria: Season 2 is out on DVD now.

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