British TV viewers share shock at portrayal of Irish Famine in Victoria

British viewers have expressed their shock at the portrayal of the Famine in Sunday night's episode of Victoria.

The ITV drama focused on the Queen's reaction to the Famine in which a million Irish people were killed and a further two million emigrated.

Thousands of viewers tweeted their stunned reactions, admitting that they had learned very little about the Famine at school.

More in this Section

RuPaul honoured as first drag queen to get star on Hollywood Walk of Fame It hurts my heart when young people say they want to be a star

The Greatest Showman tops album charts again as it nears Adele’s 11-week run

Tributes paid to The Real Thing singer Eddy Amoo at funeral


The biggest cancer killer will take your breath away

Hopefully she had an idea...

Power of the press: Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks discuss 'The Post'

More From The Irish Examiner