It is 1848, and revolution is breaking out across Europe. In Britain, one woman stands between order and chaos: Queen Victoria. Jenna Coleman stars as the young but fearless monarch, facing a crisis that threatens to end her reign. With rebels at the door, Victoria must decide whether to fight the Chartists with force or allow them to present their petition.

Watch Victoria on WGBH’s Masterpiece, tonight at 9pm on WGBH 2. More