The royal weddings that shaped European history


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    To Queen Victoria, marriages were about strategic alliances.
    Correction: At 5:38, the map of post-war Germany is missing eastern Prussia. The borders of Austria-Hungary should also include portions of northern Serbia and southern Poland.
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    This video was produced in collaboration between Vox and BBCThree.
    Over the course of her 63-year reign, Queen Victoria strategically planned marriages to place her descendants in royal families all over Europe. In doing so, she created one of the most remarkable royal families in history.
    By the early 19th century, Europe had been at war for decades. After the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic wars killed millions, European leaders came together to restore peace by reshaping major states for a new balance of power. Great Britain went on to become one of the strongest states. And years later, Queen Victoria and her husband Albert came up with a plan to maintain that political power - they married their children to monarchs across Europe. By the 1880s Queen Victoria’s children were in several important branches of Europe’s monarchies.
    The royal unions didn't play out as Queen Victoria planned, but she continued to make more matches anyway. She had 42 grandchildren, and these 7 ended up on royal thrones. Her grandchildren would end up on the thrones of Britain, Russia, Germany, Romania, Norway, and Spain leading up to the most destructive war Europe had ever seen.
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Vox
Vox

This is the second of three videos we're doing in collaboration with BBC Three, all about royal weddings! Watch the first one, that breaks down all the basics, here: http://bit.ly/2wQBxad

Vor 9 Monate
golden chariot
golden chariot

http://www.faithfreedom.org/sinas-challenge/

Vor 2 Monate
MasterM34
MasterM34

Put who ever does your historical maps on probation. That map of Austria-Hungary and Serbia is unacceptable. It should take less than five minutes to find a few sources that support proper historical maps of europe. This channel is supposed to be more educational, please be so.

Vor 5 Monate
Mercedes Benzo
Mercedes Benzo

if you could make a video " World War 1 explained " that would be awesome !!!

Vor 6 Monate
Can Müller
Can Müller

Maria Theresia, the Empress of Austria, did a similar thing too. Her most famous arranged marriage was the one with Louis XVI and her daughter Marie Antoinette.

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Megan Thomson
Megan Thomson

I lost a few brain cells watching this it’s confusing hah great video though

Vor 10 Stunden
mandoge
mandoge

You know Bulgaria was also part of the Central Powers right?

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C.L Mckenzie
C.L Mckenzie

I could see why she thought this would work - why would family kill family? Shame. Atleast she tried to work towards peace

Vor 4 Tage
FilK79
FilK79

Unlike Greece, Romania and Bulgaria who just brought foreigners to be their kings, Serbia had two royal dinasties in 19th century that were both purely Serbian noble families: the Karadjordjevic and Obrenovic. Karadjordjevic later came to rule Yugoslavia till WWII.

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Baldwin xu
Baldwin xu

I feel bad for queen Victoria

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UnrealGalaxy
UnrealGalaxy

person 1: Hi! Person 2: Hi Person 1: I saw you and your family today, your family is so facinating! where are y'all from? Person 2: um, I am from Britain, My sister's from Germany, my mom is Danish and my dad is British.... Person 1: ....

Vor 9 Tage
SovietTaters
SovietTaters

Sounds like *A l a b a m a*

Vor 10 Tage
madeleine m
madeleine m

I'm a big fan of Queen Marie of Romania(Victoria granddaughter), she was a remarkable woman

Vor 12 Tage
Bread man
Bread man

The real questionbere is, WHAT HAPPENED TO PRINCE WILLIAM HAIR

Vor 13 Tage
Seba Gonzalez
Seba Gonzalez

Una maldición ser nieto de victoria. Su linaje en los países terminó en grandes tragedias.

Vor 14 Tage
Augustus Caesar
Augustus Caesar

Those Sexy German Empire Borders

Vor 14 Tage
Andrew Barber
Andrew Barber

Whats the name of the song @ 6:20?

Vor 15 Tage
Eric Avery
Eric Avery

stopped caring about royal weddings in 1776, but good for history class.

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Eliot Strömfelt
Eliot Strömfelt

5:11 the Serbian borders are wrong

Vor 18 Tage
Jesus Cruz
Jesus Cruz

Queen Victoria the hoe

Vor 19 Tage
Promizz 7249
Promizz 7249

When you realize it, one family controls most of Europe.

Vor 27 Tage
werner haase
werner haase

The Most powerful Queen on earth😁 🌍

Vor 27 Tage
werner haase
werner haase

The Most powerful Queen on earth😁 🌍

Vor 27 Tage
Sunki HD
Sunki HD

Didn‘t the Habsburgs already do this for AGES

Vor 29 Tage
Matti pedersen
Matti pedersen

I'm surprised you didn't bring up the "Father-in-Law of Europe" (opposite of Queen Victoria), Christian IX of Denmark. He too has a long list of Royal Descendants, including Margrethe II of Denmark, Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom, Philippe of Belgium, Harald V of Norway, Felipe VI of Spain, Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg, Constantine II of Greece, Queen Anne-Marie of Greece, Queen Sofia of Spain, and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, etc.

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Mary S.
Mary S.

Why does this guy sound astounded about everything he says?

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Vladimir Lenin
Vladimir Lenin

Prussia is the most powerful of the the German states Wow a punch to Austria’s guts

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השם שלי יכול להיות ג 'ק
השם שלי יכול להיות ג 'ק

napoleon Bonaparte did it as well to royal families all across Europe the two countries that didn't join Napoleon was Portugal and England

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Braxton Jackson
Braxton Jackson

“Nobody wins when the family feuds”

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Never Lucky m8
Never Lucky m8

They're all french descendants

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Janice Dewdney
Janice Dewdney

If we had the media and seen all the relatives of Victoria unifying globally, i think we would not have allowed the evil infiltration.

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Diekje
Diekje

Victoria herself was married into German States monarchy, having the Belgian kings as cousins, with all Belgian queens coming from other European royalty . nowadays the grand archduke of Luxembourg still is a direct cousin of King Fillip of Belgium,

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Kristian Haralambiev
Kristian Haralambiev

So rascist. You forgot the fmr. Bulgarian king

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Terraria_master7
Terraria_master7

Austria-Hungary doesnt have correct borders

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Terraria_master7
Terraria_master7

ENGLAND JOINS THE BATTLE ROYALE WHAT

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BigBootyLand6
BigBootyLand6

In other words she was a hoe

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Jon Stian Haukli
Jon Stian Haukli

What is the name of the song from 04:10?

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naval croissant
naval croissant

But, what about the Habsburgs

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William S.
William S.

King George V was a very good ruler. He perfectly led the British monarchy through WWI, when the monarchy was at the brink of extinction. I think that if Prince George's elder brother Prince Albert-Victor, Duke of Clarence would have been alive and King during WWI the British monarchy might have ended the same way the other monarchies ended. But Britain also had a lot of colonies during WW1 which maintained the strong backbone of the British Empire which during WW1 was almost gone.

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Cyberpunk bg
Cyberpunk bg

Also Royal family from Bulgaria have in the picture but you do not speak about it very interesting i thing you are biased

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muhd nabil
muhd nabil

queen victoria intial plan: build europe alliance network what happen after she die: her son on russia throne wars her son on prussia throne, destroys monarchy system of europe

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krPreistoric
krPreistoric

Why does serbia have Vojvodina in 5:10?😆

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Julius Caesar
Julius Caesar

Incest wincest? Okay I'll be gone

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MarkoPollo
MarkoPollo

It’s not zar it’s tsssar

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Amazing Havlect / ABFDie
Amazing Havlect / ABFDie

Just one person can make a difference

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Shannon G.
Shannon G.

Prince George and Nicholas the Czar of Russia was literally twins and good looking 😍

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Sascha
Sascha

ik kan deze soort videos nooit serieus nemen als ik flevoland kan zien

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i c o n i c
i c o n i c

1:10 Why did you put Germany like that? I know it says ‘states’, but it could be confusing for a lot of people.

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uh x
uh x

The Devil works hard, but Queen Victoria works harder

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Fitzroi
Fitzroi

Sad xenophobic nonsense, reducing everyone at Vox to laughable idiots, unworthy of respect

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Ben Clarks
Ben Clarks

Wish EU4 had characters, political intrigue,marriages etc like ck2

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Jesus سورة اسورة
Jesus سورة اسورة

اليوم سبحان الله شفت رؤيا رمضان واقف جنبي وانا داخل السياره زهو خارجها واقف جنب الشباك لكن ماكان شكله الطبيعي كان ممسوخ على شكل قرد او غوريلا شديد السواد والقبح وصحيت مفزوعه يشهد الله اني شفت هالرؤيا ولا اكذب على عيني

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kikiTHEalien
kikiTHEalien

If I never learnt European History in school, I might have actually believe the point the video is trying to force. Now I'm doubting all the 'information' in this channel's videos on topics on which I'm not educated.

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AzerGhost16
AzerGhost16

Sad to think had Queen Victoria lived through the first world war she would see would see her grandchildren at war with each other. A truly shattered family.

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Gibby
Gibby

That map of Austria Hungary in this video is the most disgusting thing I have ever seen.

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Tzvetomir Manchev
Tzvetomir Manchev

BTW at 0:25 the old bald guy in the middle is Tsar Simeon 2. Former King of Bulgaria.

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Jimmy Chang
Jimmy Chang

I think at 4:18 that's the serial killer H.H. Holmes to the right of Princess Marie!

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WuzNab
WuzNab

4:59 THE ORIGINAL BATTLE ROYAL!

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CYJ.Annabeth
CYJ.Annabeth

Haemophilia...

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Jairus Nouvel
Jairus Nouvel

Who else left stoned after watching this?

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Max Johnson
Max Johnson

Title should be changed to: "why English royalty started putting pants on."

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Kim Dias
Kim Dias

This is why Queen Victoria is amazing.

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Swastika Biswas
Swastika Biswas

Wwwwooowwww....a great fact I just came to know.....

Vor 2 Monate
Sai Adusumalli
Sai Adusumalli

Nothing royal about them

Vor 2 Monate
Isabel Fraga Sousa
Isabel Fraga Sousa

The Devil works hard but Queen Victoria works harder

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Jun jun Lozada
Jun jun Lozada

So you mean the british has more british in their british blood?

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Bear Buster
Bear Buster

Is William a bastard?

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The Bath
The Bath

So you say that Germany fought wars against austria(which they did ex.north German confederation) but you show a picture of Germany declaring the empire in France after fighting France but fail to mention it. Literally the most important part of German history

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Angry Troll
Angry Troll

No one cares

Vor 2 Monate
Dylan Zhang
Dylan Zhang

What about the time Otto 1st married that Italian princess

Vor 2 Monate
GametillGrave
GametillGrave

big mom = queen victoria 🤘...only one piece fans will understand!

Vor 2 Monate
ik
ik

That's not what Austria-Hungary looked like

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Maekar I Targaryen
Maekar I Targaryen

George's moustache-game in that 1893 photo at 4:23 is strong! And though they look alike Nicholas is clearly the better looking

Vor 2 Monate
ItsRhinoRAMPAGE
ItsRhinoRAMPAGE

my fave cpule

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ME
ME

Now we play a game of who has Haemophilia.

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Trump2020
Trump2020

Kissing cousins

Vor 2 Monate
Mayu
Mayu

King George V kind of looked like Rami Malek, is it just me?

Vor 2 Monate
Bobby Albesci
Bobby Albesci

I love the music

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Mr. Pickle
Mr. Pickle

I swear to god king George V looks exactly like tsar Nicolas Like if u agree

Vor 2 Monate
Jack Mackenzie
Jack Mackenzie

Who made that map? it has an odd mix of correct and incorrect borders.

Vor 2 Monate
maria m
maria m

Errrrr romania has a king 🤮

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Guy with weird interests
Guy with weird interests

I thought for sure this would be about the Habsburgs.

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Mike Carone
Mike Carone

The queen has nothing and now she has turned her back own her own heritage London is now a shithole i how Charles goes the way of the Czar

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Ivy Ivy
Ivy Ivy

Finally a video that helps me understand history, my mom named me Victoria Alexandrina, after queen Victoria, and it never felt right to me that I barely knew anything about her or heard anything about her even though she leads so much history with her, I'm trying to learn more now and it's refreshing to find a video that helps me understand what happened during that time

Vor 2 Monate
mikhailv67
mikhailv67

But it didn't work. Loyalties were right local.

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WilhelmOspilian
WilhelmOspilian

Kaiser Wilhelm is my daddy

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Hohenzollern Empire
Hohenzollern Empire

Austria hungary wasnt formed in 1815

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Michael Scott
Michael Scott

So WW1 was the ultimate family fallout?

Vor 2 Monate
La Canción del Arjé
La Canción del Arjé

That "Prince of Spain" is the King of Spain. Thanks. And good video.

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Why Me?
Why Me?

Somewhere there’s a banjo playing dueling banjos in a palace

Vor 3 Monate
James B
James B

Greece wasn’t neutral in WW1, it was on the Allied side.

Vor 3 Monate
feeeqaaa
feeeqaaa

ive seen the tv show Victoria and honestly have been really fascinated and amazed with Queen Victoria, and considering that she's crowned at very young age woww

Vor 3 Monate
Moonlight Carnival
Moonlight Carnival

so instead of killing baby hitler, it would’ve been best to go back in time to have someone advise the Queen to *not do that*

Vor 3 Monate
YoanMeister
YoanMeister

0:25 I like how they skipped Bulgarias king Simeon II

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Bollywood Cafe
Bollywood Cafe

Where were the potatoes dumped ?

Vor 3 Monate
Rustin Z.
Rustin Z.

Family drama be like

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yosef mazari
yosef mazari

don't give them a penny.. from colonisations to new Nazi's..

Vor 3 Monate
Elin Gabert
Elin Gabert

Correction! Crown princess of Sweden...there’s 2 princesses...Victoria = Crown princess Madeleine = princess

Vor 3 Monate
Tira misu
Tira misu

R.I.P Romanian King Michael the first

Vor 3 Monate
Love Collie
Love Collie

That latest wedding was Prince Harry And Megan ;-;

Vor 3 Monate
Jordan Felix
Jordan Felix

Is that not King Simeon II of Bulgaria as well behind Crown Princess Victoria?

Vor 3 Monate
Ryan Urmom
Ryan Urmom

0:27 In the middle, is that Kingsman IRL lol

Vor 3 Monate
Melissa
Melissa

Damn nicholas you are very handsome

Vor 3 Monate

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