‘Queen Charlotte’ is giving everyone something to talk about, as it hasn’t left the top most-watched shows on Netflix since its premiere a few days ago, so it was to be expected that its fans would quickly find historical errors in the series, but at the same time, it raised doubts about what actually did and didn’t happen in real life.
And one of the things that gets the most attention in the prequel to ‘Bridgerton’ is the so-called “Great Experiment”. Here we tell you what is the matter.
What is the great use of ‘Queen Charlotte’?
While it is well known that the ‘Bridgerton’ universe is entirely fictional, it has used some real-life historical events, usages and customs since its existence under Queen Charlotte and her husband King George III. Happened in the UK. , and they were married in 1761.
As for the so-called “Great Experiment” described in the series, this is a reference to the political and social decisions of Princess Augusta (George’s mother) to include people of African descent into British high society, as interpreted by the Queen herself. Is. a black woman
This is where a young Lady Danbury plays an important role in the series, as she ensures that the new titles of Lady and Lord given to her and her husband are respected, as well as the lineage, indicating that ” Both the parties are equal in society and are entitled to equal rights, irrespective of where they come from or the color of their skin.
Thus, in the series, the “Great Experiment” ends up as a success, which is why in ‘Briggarton’ we usually see marriages between people of different races belonging to high society.
Did The “Great Experiment” Happen In Real Life?
Remembering that the series is just a fantasy that does not claim to be linked to real history, and only tries to make some references, it can be confirmed that the “Great Experiment” did not happen in real life, since the eighteenth century. In the 20th century, despite there being only about 20 people of African descent in the United Kingdom, they had no class privileges and were not treated as members of high society.
However, it is true that some historians believe that Queen Charlotte had African ancestry, as there are portraits where some of her features are those of “a black man”. However, there are no historical records to corroborate such information.