The movie is definitely worth seeing. Above all, when Prince Albert died Queen Victoria needed a male friend — she never really made close friendships with women — and someone to lean on. I’m a bit of a Dench fangirl. Any woman who religiously placed out her late husband’s clothing each night was not likely to disrespect his memory during the day. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Then John Brown then the munshi, her Indian servant. The film invents some Upstairs Downstairs drama, but sticks approximately to the facts. I did enjoy both films, though. I do not know whether the acting was better in Mrs. Brown or whether the idea of another movie where Queen Victoria has an “unusual” relationship years after Albert’s death appeared old hat. I have seen the movie Mrs. Brown. Overall this movie is quite stirring and emotive. Citing one Charles Christie, ‘House Servant to the Dowager Duchess of Athole at Dunkeld House,’ Robertson claimed that John Brown was regularly noted as entering Queen Victoria’s bedroom when the rest of the household was asleep. Dans son journal, Victoria écrit : «Albert est là, il est beau. Like his brotherAugustus’s marriage, however, the marriage was against the Royal Marriage Act and was thus invalid. I am very much in the same corner. The royal family had visited Dhu Loch. The movie is cautious about exactly what Victoria got up to with Brown, showing merely a tender scene of them holding hands on his deathbed. You are more than welcome, Ma’am. There was Prince Leopold, who married Princess Charlotte, the only daughter of George IV (the Prince Regent in Austen’s time). Austen Authors is hosted, funded, and managed by Sharon Lathan, Novelist. First it was her uncle Leopold who became king of the Belguans. very interesting .Haven’t seen either movie and have little interest in the subject. Even Victoria's own daughters began to refer to Brown as "Mama's lover" – though the Earl of Derby, who recorded this, politely assumed they were joking. They add that she is in an interesting condition, and that if she was not present for the Volunteers Review, and at the inauguration of the monument to Prince Albert, it was only in order to hide her pregnancy. Biographer Lytton Strachey wrote that "bishops and ambassadors, invited to Windsor, might be reduced, in the privacy of their bedrooms, to lie full-length upon the floor and smoke up the chimney". No, I doubt Victoria married either John Brown, or Abdul. Then, obviously Prince Albert. I’m the South Pacific Island name Upolu, a Island belongs to the Independent Samoa Islands. Nobody does it like Dame Judi! Queen Victoria restored the reputation of a monarchy tarnished by the extravagance of her royal uncles. Brown was from Crathienaird, Crathie parish in Aberdeenshire. A newly discovered letter from Queen Victoria, revealing her innermost feelings for her Highland servant John Brown, reignited speculation yesterday … are copyrighted to their respective owners and provided here only for enhancement of our blog posts. Prime minister Benjamin Disraeli (played by Antony Sher) decides "to winkle the old gal out of mourning" and tells the queen to return to public life, mainly to create a bit of dramatic tension in the movie's final act. I never knew about Abdul ,an interesting relationship they had! He was given the title of “The Queen’s Highland Servant.” Over the years, he was awarded both the “Faithful Servant Medal” and the “Devoted Servant Medal.” His salary rose from £150 per annum to £400 (in 1872). Queen Victoria's alleged affair with her Scottish servant John Brown was a myth, dreamt up by a generation who believed menopausal women were sex-starved nymphomaniacs, the … John Brown (8 December 1826 – 27 March 1883) was a Scottish personal attendant and favourite of Queen Victoria for many years. Supposedly, the child was given to a “Calvinist pastor’ in the Canton of Vaud. Though Fitzherbert had been disinherited by her first husband, her nephew-in-law (Cardinal Weld) persuaded Pope Pius VII to declare the marriage sacramentally valid. The two had reportedly been so close that rumors of an affair between them ran rampant through the court. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! He told her the truth, spoke boldly to her and importantly too; unlike her family and senior courtiers, he was not afraid of her. An oil painting of Queen Victoria and John Brown (David Cheskin / PA Archive) Victoria doubled Brown’s salary, gave him a house for his retirement at Balmoral, and decorated him with awards. Behind her back, her servants would even refer to the Queen as “Mrs. When the queen rheumatism bothered her too much to sit a horse, Brown took her out on a pony cart. There is no such thing as a morganatic marriage in British law, English or Scottish. Again the movie starred Judi Dench as Queen Victoria. All the wood wa… I know this is not from our period, but I thought you might find it interesting. I’m Alexander John Brown and Queen Victoria’s Great great grandson. I believe they were very close friends but that it was a platonic relationship. Is it worth seeing? Again the movie starred Judi Dench as Queen Victoria. To contact administrators for copyright queries, email at: To read the Austen Authors Privacy Policy and GDPR Compliance, click, https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2004/dec/16/monarchy.stephenbates, http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1429127/Victoria-did-become-Mrs-Brown.html, https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2017/09/queen-victoria-and-abdul-real-story, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DsnOyuU2o6A. Il est l'auteur du massacre de Pottawatomie en 1856 au Kansas et d'une tentative d'insurrection à Harpers Ferry en 1859 qui se termina par son arrestation… It's not often that a movie plays down – rather than up – a suggestion of historical romance, but that's exactly what Mrs Brown does. Yet when circumstances bring them together, the result is a passionate friendship that scandalizes a nation. (By the way, this relationship has also been explored in film. She just always needed a male to rely on. Great post, Regina! All rights reserved. Mrs. Brown is a 1997 British drama film starring Judi Dench, Billy Connolly, Geoffrey Palmer, Antony Sher, and Gerard Butler in his film debut. Learn how your comment data is processed. They thought that Brown would remind Victoria of happier times. I liked Victoria and Abdul, but I could not get Mrs. Brown out of my head. Caroline was a cousin of his advisor Christian Friedrich Freiherr von Stockmar. Four years after Prince Albert's death, she became attached to her gillie, John Brown. 20-21). Directed by John Madden. Et grâce à son oncle maternel Léopold Ier roi des Belges, elle croise le chemin d’Albert de Saxe-Cobourg-Gotha, son cousin germain de belle noblesse allemande, en octobre 1839. Victoria allowed the marriage to stand as a morganic marriage and even gave the wife a title of her own. When Queen Victoria's husband Prince Albert dies, she finds solace in her trusted servant, Mr. John Brown, but their relationship also brings scandal and turmoil. Victoria and Abdul was well worth seeing! “Although much of the gossip about John Brown and Queen Victoria was seen as ridiculous steps were taken to suppress information. All the wood was painted dark ginger, fake thistles abounded, and anything that stayed still long enough was covered in violently clashing tartans – including curtains, carpets, furniture, linoleum and small children. The prince became infatuated with her and pursued her endlessly until she agreed to marry him. In spring, 1784, she was introduced to a youthful admirer: George, Prince of Wales, six years her junior. Republicanism had its roots in the Chartist movement, and was stoked by the financial crisis of 1866. Brown”. He would have broken this marriage when the possibility arose that he could become King of Greece. For instance, when Queen Victoria died her daughter Princess Beatrice removed pages from the queen’s journal ‘that might cause pain…. Didn’t two of her uncles enter into morganatic marriages? This was fascinating! This invalid marriage ceremony was performed by one of the prince’s Chaplains in Ordinary, the Reverend Robert Burt, whose debts (of £500) were paid by the prince to release him from the Fleet Prison. She was not Haymarket ware and would’t have become the prince’s mistress . So exactly who was John Brown and how did he come to Queen Victoria’s notice? An anonymous 1871 pamphlet (written, it later emerged, by George Trevelyan) was titled "What does she do with it?" Published in London by ‘Home Words’ in 1887, the year of Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee. The only conspicuous error is that the Balmoral sets are far too tasteful. Her uncle, Henry Errington, and her brother, Jack Smythe, were the witnesses. Entre eux, c’est le coup de foudre. Co-Administrator is Regina Jeffers, Novelist. He served Albert until the prince’s death in December 1861. The cinematography was excellent in its story telling. Queen Victoria would never have contemplated sex with a servant. Brown was promoted to gillie, in Scotland, means a man or boy who attends someone on a hunting or fishing expedition. I have read several books on Victoria and would agree. This was an examination of the Civil List, but the title was meant – and understood – as a double entendre alluding to what Victoria got up to with Brown. I never heard about John Brown before. Victoria's isolation at Balmoral – and her attachment to Brown – feed a wave of republicanism in the nation at large. The only conspicuous error is that the Balmoral sets are far too tasteful. Later, he became a stable boy at Sir Robert Gordon’s estate at Balmoral and was on the staff when Queen Victoria and Prince Albert visited Balmoral for the first time in September 1848. Il était reconnu par beaucoup (notamment par la reine) pour sa compétence et sa convivialité, mais d'autres lui reprochaient son … The story of their relationship was the subject of the 1997 movie Mrs. Brown. Mon cœur est pri… By doing so, it stays mostly on the right side of Victoria's biographers. In some ways it seemed as though people thought she was in a separate sex called Queen and that ordinary women couldn’t rise to those heights. As to Victoria and John Brown– people love to think up scandalous stories. Many years later, in memoirs published after her death, she declared that she and Leopold had engaged in a morganatic marriage and that he had bestowed upon her the title of Countess Montgomery. This is the true story of a part of Queen Victoria's life and association with John Brown that led to the gossip that H M Queen Victoria may be considering marrying John Brown, thus becoming Mrs. Brown and must not be confused with the said TV Programmes. However, I don’t think she married Brown. I loved the film Mrs. Brown, although I don’t recall thinking it was ever more than platonic. The film has this right, but Victoria was not the sole cause. She wouldn’t have married him, too aware of her exalted position and the dangers of marrying a man such as Brown. To contact administrators for copyright queries, email at: admins@austenauthors.com  Thank you. See more ideas about queen victoria, victoria, queen victoria family. Some think that he served as her “keeper,” after all he was brought to Osborne House to “keep” Victoria from her extreme bouts of melancholy. Actually the marriage of The prince of Wales and Mrs. Fitzherbert was technically valid. Four years before Karim arrived in England, though, John Brown died and the Queen was left with a great void in her life. To repeat, I really doubt that she would flout her own social and moral code or that he would risk his head by doing more than kissing her hand. Robert purported that Victoria married Brown at Lausanne, Switzerland, in 1868, with Duchess Anne standing as witness. According to historian Sarah Bradford, prime minister Lord Rosebery remarked that he "thought the drawing room at Osborne was the ugliest room in the world until he saw the drawing room at Balmoral". Balmoral, like Osborne, was bought and decorated by Victoria and Albert as a couple, and its interiors were famously hideous. Lamont-Brown (21 -23) tells us, “With Brown being a Highlander it was presumed that he had the phenomenon known as taibhseadaireachd the ‘Second Sight’ with all its psychic attributes. The Duchess of Atholl vehemently denied Robertson’s allegations. Oct 28, 2014 - Explore Royal Genealogy's board "Queen Victoria & John Brown", followed by 1002 people on Pinterest. It was Alexander Robertson’s pamphlet “John Brown: A Correspondence with the Lord Chancellor, Regarding a Charge of Fraud and Embezzlement Preferred Against His Grace the Duke of Atholl K. T. of 1873” that first openly suggested that Queen Victoria and John Brown had married morganatically [relating to, or being a marriage between a member of a royal or noble family and a person of inferior rank in which the rank of the inferior partner remains unchanged and the children of the marriage do not succeed to the titles, fiefs, or entailed property of the parent of higher rank]. Combine that with her position in the world, I imagine she was quite lonely. Mrs. Brown is good too. It is clear, despite public gossip… there was nothing immoral in Queen Victoria’s relationship with John Brown. George IV’s to Mrs. Fitzherbert, and the other relationships the royal uncles engaged in were illegal, and not real marriages. This restrained portrayal of Queen Victoria's relationship with her gallant gillie puts the Victorian gossips to shame, Did they or didn't they? Brown was born on 8 December 1826 at Crathienaird, Crathie and Braemar Aberdeenshire, to Margaret Leys and John Brown, and went to work as an outdoor servant (in Scots ghillie or gillie) at Balmoral Castle, which Queen Victoria and Prince Albert leased in February 1848, and purchased outright in November 1851. How interesting. John Brown (Billy Connolly) joins Victoria's staff at Osborne House on the Isle of Wight, then moves with her to Balmoral in Scotland. Written permission from the Austen Authors administrators or the individual author must be obtained in order to legally copy and reproduce any content from this website. They had a special license and a clergyman officiated. He was the second of 11 children of a tenant farmer John Brown and his wife Margaret Leys. John Brown, né le 8 décembre 1826 et mort le 27 mars 1883, était un domestique écossais et le favori de la Reine Victoria pendant plusieurs années. Unsurprisingly, Brown’s brusque manner did the trick. All images, references, quotes, links, etc. This 1997 drama earned Dame Judi a Best Actress Oscar nomination and won her a BAFTA and Golden Globe for the same. Naturally, she loves this. Edward VII destroyed as much as he could find of the evidence of both of these relationships after his mother's death. Thanks for this informative bit of history. So although I doubt she did marry Brown, it’s not entirely out of the realm of possibility, since there was precedent within her close family. She also thought much of Lord Melbourne. The film shows the story of a recently widowed Queen Victoria and her relationship with a Scottish servant, John Brown, a trusted servant of her deceased husband, and the subsequent uproar it provoked. As a downright selfish person this greatly appealed to the queen…. An equerry at Buckingham Palace allegedly invited the Queen Mother to his house for tea one day of the week. There's no chance of these film-makers being sent to the tower. Yes, it makes one wonder about the Queen’s stability at that time. The naming of the Prince of Wales in a divorce case was also a factor. I will have to check that out. John Brown, Queen Victoria’s favourite servant (a ‘ghillie’ or ‘gillie’), who has even been rumoured to have been her lover or husband. From 1828 to 1829, Leopold had a several-months long affair with the actress Caroline Bauer, who bore a striking resemblance to Charlotte. The 1997 film Her Majesty, Mrs. Brown examines Victoria's friendship with her Scottish servant John Brown, whom she leaned on heavily following the death of her husband Prince Albert. Robertson went so far as to say that the child was conceived at a secret rendezvous place on Loch Ordie. He was a staple of the royal family’s time at Balmoral. The equerry had become friends with Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother along the way and one day they took to discussing the relationship between Queen Victoria and John Brown. 2009. Although I enjoyed Victoria and Abdul, in my opinion, Mrs. Brown is the superior film.). Well worth a look. You’re either married, or you’re not. Balmoral, like Osborne, was bought and decorated by Victoria and Albert as a couple, and its interiors were famously hideous. While on an extended stay at Balmoral Castle and still in mourning over the death of her beloved Prince Albert, Queen Victoria (Dame Judi Dench) meets Mr. John Brown (Sir Billy Connolly), a member of her household staff who thinks the time has come for her to start living a normal life. John Brown (Billy Connolly) joins Victoria's staff at Osborne House on the Isle of Wight, then moves with her to Balmoral in Scotland. There weren’t many women around up to her mental weight and she probably wouldn’t have them around if they were. . I don’t think she would so lower her dignity.. I’d be interested in knowing more of what you thought of the movie about Victoria and Abdul. After Lady Augusta died, the duke married another woman with out gaining permission from the Queen. It’s been many years since I saw Mrs. Brown but I remember enjoying it very much. Copyright © 2010-2021 Sharon Lathan. John Brown supplied all that.”, Letter from Queen Victoria points to affair with Brown https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2004/dec/16/monarchy.stephenbates, Victoria ‘did become Brown’  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1429127/Victoria-did-become-Mrs-Brown.html, Victoria and Abdul: The Truth About the Queen’s Controversial Relationship  https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2017/09/queen-victoria-and-abdul-real-story, Original Movie Trailer for “Mrs. The writer Wilfrid Scawen Blunt, who shared a mistress with the Prince of Wales, said of Brown's relationship with Victoria that there was "no doubt of his being allowed every conjugal privilege". There are other theories regarding the Queen’s relationship with John Brown. Brown” from You Tube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DsnOyuU2o6A. I think if you read her diary extracts one can see the total difference in her relationship between Prince Albert and the others. Victoria’s personality was not an easy one. My mother exhumed the body of Alexander John Brown in the Upolu Island, Western Samoa In the South Pacific Sea. I love Judi Dench. Furthermore, she was never alone to carry out an affair having court ladies always within shouting distance. are copyrighted to their respective owners and provided here only for enhancement of our blog posts. Some went as far as to think her as “mad” as her grandfather, George III. Victoria, since her father died when she was a baby, always craved a male figure in her life. The twice widowed Fitzherbert soon entered London high society. The History Press. She considered them married, he didn’t. No copyright infringement is intended. From “The Queen’s Resolve (‘I Will Be Good’) With Royal Anecdotes and Incidents - A Jubilee Memorial” by the Rev. I’ll have to check out Victoria and Abdul. To read the Austen Authors Privacy Policy and GDPR Compliance, click HERE. A segiment on the relationship between John Brown and Queen victoria taken from "Queen Victoria's Letters" During one of these discussions, the equerry asked the Queen Mother outright if she thought that Queen Victoria … He soon gains the Queen's favor and friendship, and his authority and status in the household are soon on the rise. Slanderous rumours of a romantic connection and even a secret marriage appeared in print, and the Queen was referred to as "Mrs. Brown". [It should be noted here that Robertson had a running feud with the 6th Duke of Atholl regarding the payment of a toll to cross the seven-arched bridge across the River Tay at Dunkeld, Perthshire.] (Lamont-Brown, Raymond. She was in her mid forties when Albert died, and in those days, considered well past childbirth. The son of Freiherr von Stockmar denied that these events ever happened, and indeed no records have been found of a civil or religious marriage with the actress. By 1865, Brown had become a permanent member of the Queen’s staff. I recently saw the film Victoria and Abdul, and it started me thinking more on the “supposed” relationship between Queen Victoria and her Scottish servant John Brown. You do have interesting blogs. Victorian gossips were less reserved. Après le sacre, Victoria quitte Kesington et s’installe au cœur de Londres, à Buckingham Palace. It is fun to speculate, but, like you, I doubt Queen Victoria would succumb to an affair. A European newspaper reported that she secretly married him and had his child (this was in 1869, when she was 50). Surprisingly, Robertson was never prosecuted for libel. She reigned from 20 June 1837 – … Le peuple se sent libre. This is the true story of a part of Queen Victoria's life and association with John Brown that led to the gossip that H M Queen Victoria may be considering marrying John Brown, thus becoming Mrs. Brown and must not be confused with the said TV Programmes. ... Billy Connolly and Judi Dench star in 1997's Mrs Brown. Her family had expected her to f… All images, references, quotes, links, etc. In 1858, Brown became the personal ghillie (shooting guide and gun-loader) of Prince Albert. How Fat Was Henry VIII and 101 Questions on Royal History. In British law, there is no such thing as a morganatic marriage. Because Alexander John Brown and Queen Victoria were married before Victoria was taken away from Alexander John Brown, and married Her to Albert to keep the throne in England but not Scotland. Queen Victoria’s journal holds a mention of John Brown for the first time in 1849. I did not know of Victoria and Abdul. Then there is Maria Anne Fitzherbert, who was a longtime companion of the future King George IV of the United Kingdom with whom she secretly contracted a marriage that was invalid under English civil law before his accession to the throne. You are either married, or you are not. Despite Charlotte’s death, the Prince Regent granted Prince Leopold the British style of Royal Highness by Order in Council on 6 April 1818. Plot. Then her prime minister, Lord Melbourne,( interestingly in the first year’s of her reign she was called Mrs Melbourne by the British people because of her close relationship with him.) The Queen first mentioned Brown in her Journal on 11 September 1849, and from 1851 John Brown, at Albert's suggestion, took on the role of leading Queen Victoria's pony. After commissioning memorials to Prince Albert and sulking, the real Queen Victoria's favourite pastime was being grovelled to by thankful peasants. Mrs Brown (1997)Director: John MaddenEntertainment grade: BHistory grade: B+. (By the way, this relationship has also been explored in film. If the marriage hadn’t been invalid because of the Royal marriage act, The Prince could have lost his place in the line of succession for violating the settlement of 1707 and 1715 that said no one in the line of succession could marry a Catholic. BROWN'S BOYS. In this one, we see Victoria after the death of her beloved husband. I hasten to add that the Queen has been morganatically married to her attendant for a long time, which diminishes the gravity of the thing.” Most assuredly, no British paper carried such a tale, but once the word spread of the Queen’s supposed affair, there was no reining it back in. With Judi Dench, Billy Connolly, Geoffrey Palmer, Antony Sher. She came to England with her mother and took up residence at Longwood House, a few miles from Claremont House. All photographs: Ronald Grant Archive. Mrs. Fitzherbert considered herself legally married . Had Charlotte survived, she would have become queen of the United Kingdom on the death of her father and Leopold presumably would have assumed the role of prince consort, later taken by his nephew Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. As Queen Victoria was obsessed with the morbid memory of Prince Albert, it was easy for gossips to conclude that the ‘psychic’ John Brown was her spiritualistic medium. But, by mid-1829, the liaison was over, and the actress and her mother returned to Berlin. Victoria insisted on being buried with Brown's photograph, a lock of his hair and his mother's wedding ring – fuelling rumours of a secret marriage. The significance of Queen Victoria’s attraction to John Brown was that he made a career out of her. Robertson also claimed that Victoria had given birth to John Brown’s child, identifying his source for this information as John McGregor, Chief Wood Manager on the Atholl estates. Secretly, and – as both parties were well aware – against the law, they went through a form of marriage on 15 December 1785, in the drawing room of her house in Park Street, London. All of these elements of gossip had deep roots and there were many willing to exploit them. Mrs. Brown is a 1997 British drama film starring Judi Dench, Billy Connolly, Geoffrey Palmer, Antony Sher, and Gerard Butler in his film debut. After he died, she developed an attachment to another servant: her Hindustani teacher Abdul Karim. He never married, had few holidays and devoted his life to the queen, and he was a walking encyclopedia of her like, dislikes, moods and needs. Well worth a look. Before she’d met Abdul Karim, one of Queen Victoria’s servants and closest friends had been John Brown. General content of the Austen Authors blog is owned by the administrators; blog posts, original writings, and novel excerpts are owned by and copyrighted to the individual author and, if applicable, the author's publishing company. In reality, Victoria was never shamed out of her admiration for Brown. BROWN'S BOYS. Queen Victoria was widowed in 1861. Then, you'd be wrong, because Queen Victoria, who was born 200 years ago, was one hell of a raunchy lady. As long as we're talking about Judi Dench as Queen Victoria, we should also mention Her Majesty, Mrs. Brown. Wonderful movie! This creates concerns amongst the Queen's … Her uncle the Duke of Sussex had his marriage to lady Augusta Murray declared invalid and his two children illegitimate. Jeune et volontaire dans l’accomplissement de son devoir royal, la souveraine devient très populaire. In 1848 the Balmoral Estate was leased by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, and it was purchased by them in 1852. She liked him because she needed to be fussed, cosseted and spoiled. I do not believe she married either, Lynne, but it is fun to speculate. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window), Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window), Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window), Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window), Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window). He was educated at the local school and at age 13, he began work as a farm laborer and as an ostler’s assistant at Pannanich Wells. Soon Victoria was riding daily. In December 1864, Brown arrived at Osborne House as a groom. She was too aware of her position and hated pregnancy. (Or was that just one uncle, twice? 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