image credit It's one of the greatest inspirations of Jules Verne, Queen Victoria and Pink Floyd. Being formed over 60 million years ago, the Fingal's Cave is an unique, marvelous rock formation.Being surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, Fingal’s Cave appeared during the Paleocene epoch, which lasted about 10 million years. Show More Summary
A guide to get you started on the city's seemingly endless supply of buildings inspired during Queen Victoria's reign Ask anyone to describe what makes San Francisco so special and Victorian architecture would be right up at the top of the list, Family-Feud style. Show More Summary
From Buckingham Palace's white marble Queen Victoria to the famous aluminum Eros in Piccadilly Circus, high-profile statues of historical and mythical figures across London have become central participants in an air pollution protes...
LOS ANGELES — YouTube star Anna Akana is in the middle of all the action in her new film Miss 2059. The digital influencer, known for funny videos like "How To Put On Your Face," plays beauty queen Victoria Young, who is tired of living...Show More Summary
Queen Victoria photographed in 1860. (Photo: J.J.E. Mayall/Public Domain) "We are not amused," Queen Victoria is said to have uttered at a dinner party in response to a bawdy story told at Windsor Castle. That now-famous phrase has to...Show More Summary
Funding Circle, a UK fintech company worth over £1 billion, is dedicating an entire floor of its new headquarters in London to younger startups. The peer-to-peer lending company moved into 71 Queen Victoria Street in Mansion House last...Show More Summary
Can a cruise ship make a social statement? The Queen Victoria plans to do just that. The Cunard ship will mark International Women's Day on Tuesday when it berths in Sydney, Australia. It plans to unfurl a pro-rights banner on its hull and be illuminated in purple in the evening, according to a...
Observing my gaze upon the magnificent textiles, Anita drew out a richly-embellished cope from Queen Victoria’s Jubilee. ‘This is cloth of gold’ she indicated, changing her voice to whisper, ‘it ceased production years ago.’ ‘There are...Show More Summary
A copy of Shakespeare's Second Folio annotated by Charles I, a drawing of Romeo and Juliet by Queen Victoria and a colourfully bound copy of The Merry Wives of Windsor presented to Queen Mary in 1917 are among the items going on display at Windsor Castle to mark the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare in 1616. Show More Summary
The Palazzo Nuovo at the Capitoline Museum in Rome. (Photo: Ben Snooks/Flickr) On January 25, Iranian president Hassan Rouhani arrived in Rome for diplomatic talks with Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi. During his visit, Rouhani dropped...Show More Summary
Rejoice, Whovians: Jenna Coleman will play the young queen
Queen Victoria ruled Britain for 63 years. PBS would like her to rule American Sunday nights for a few more. The network announced Monday that it will launch an eight-part British series called Victoria next year, in the Sunday night timeslot being vacated by Downton Abbey. Show More Summary
Victoria will air on to air on PBS’s Masterpiece in the timeslot Downton Abbey has occupied the last six years, the programming service announced this afternoon at TCA. Jenna Coleman [Doctor Who] stars as as the young Queen Victoria,...Show More Summary
Some years ago, I walked into Donald Rumsfeld’s office, and he said, “She’s an art historian, you know.” I knew. I had known Victoria Coates for a long time. She got her Ph.D. in art history at Penn. She also taught there. Then she went to work for Rumsfeld. She also worked for Rick Perry. Show More Summary
There is an often misquoted historical myth that Queen Victoria did not believe in female homosexuality or lesbianism, because, “What could [two women] do?” While the quote is false, the mentality behind it, unfortunately, is still prominent. Show More Summary
4. At one time, Queen Victoria had 35 Pomeranians in her kennel, and on her deathbed, asked that her Pom Turi remain by her side.
Woman returning home with a Christmas tree, 1895The Victorian era is generally regarded to be the years of Queen Victoria's reign, from 1837 to 1901. Shown here are a few selections from a fascinating collection of photographs of Christmas in the Victorian years. Show More Summary
The Christmas tree experienced a burst of popularity in 1848, when Britain's Queen Victoria and Prince Albert decorated a tree as part of their holiday celebrations at Windsor Castle. Since then, the Christmas tree has become a common...Show More Summary
HIH THE GRAND DUCHESS ANNA FJODOROVNA OF RUSSIA, BORN PRINCESS OF SAXE-COBURG SAALFELD by the lost gallery Via Flickr: JULIANA WAS AN AUNT OF QUEEN VICTORIA, SISTER OF KING LEOPOLD OF THE BELGIANS AND SISTER-IN-LAW OF EMPEROR ALEXANDER I OF RUSSIA.