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Victoria and Abdul is at one level a harmless, nice, Dame Judi Dench historical romance.   In fact it was with that in mind that I went with Mrs R on our usual Friday night jaunt to the DCA to watch it.

If I was writing this as a mere film review then I honestly couldn’t say much.  I wasn’t as impressed as I had expected to be.    Dame Judi Dench was wonderful and the filming and costumes are superb.  But overall it was pretty boring,  trite and shallow and about as historically accurate as Braveheart!  A two star film at maximum.  Most reviewers I read seem to agree.

But as a moderate dud it would not have left me so disturbed.  What bothered me were a couple of things – the history and the current day indoctrination.

The History

Firstly lets deal with the history.   There is…

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