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Telly News: Queen Victoria’s life to be dramatised for ITV 

The BBC is going to produce an 8 part drama on the life of Queen Victoria. From the BBC: The life of Queen Victoria is to be dramatised in an ITV series, starting with when she took the throne aged 18.The eight-hour series will be the...Show More Summary

Join us at Queen Victoria’s Secret on Holiday Monday

The Brewer’s Backyard returns tomorrow with Queen Victoria’s Secret, our annual event on the Victoria Day holiday. As is tradition we don’t reveal the specific beer and food lineup until the event begins, but on offer will be tasty beer...Show More Summary

'We Are Not Amused'

last weekHumor / odd : The Presurfer

image credit During the 1837– 1901 reign of Queen Victoria, Britain's upper classes prospered, the nation's population doubled, and a sense of romance and dignity prevailed. It was also a period marked by widespread child-labor abuse,...Show More Summary

"We Are Not Amused"

last weekHumor / odd : Neatorama

The following is an article from the book Uncle John’s Perpetually Pleasing Bathroom Reader. What was frowned upon in Victorian-era England? Pretty much everything. SIMPLY NOT DONE During the 1837– 1901 reign of Queen Victoria, Britain’s upper classes prospered, the nation’s population doubled, and a sense of romance and dignity prevailed. Show More Summary

Ship Photos of the Day – Three Queens Depart Southampton

Cunard Cruise Lines kicked off its 175th birthday celebration on Sunday with the gathering its Queen Mary 2, Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria at Cunard’s homeport in Southampton. The sailaway [...] The post Ship Photos of the Day – Three Queens Depart Southampton appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.

BMT’s Simulation Tool Supports the Three Queens’ Visit to the Mersey

BMT ARGOSS, a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, has assisted Liverpool Pilots in its planning for the visit of Queen Elizabeth, Queen Victoria and Queen Mary 2 to Liverpool in May 2015.

How the Identity Politics of ‘Empire’ Play Out on Its Walls

3 weeks agoArts : Hyperallergic

Not 10 minutes into the pilot episode of Fox’s TV drama Empire, Kehinde Wiley’s bright yellow portrait “Prince Albert, Prince Consort of Queen Victoria” looms into view above the dining room table where the men of the Lyon family are gathered.

Queen Victoria’s Secret Station Now Worth $1 Million

Queen Victoria loved to stay at Osborne House, her holiday home on the Isle of Wight off the south coast of England. The problem was the length and complexity of the journey. In order to get there from London she had to take the train to Portsmouth and then travel by boat to Ryde. From Queen Victoria’s Secret Station Now Worth $1 Million is an article from: The Inquisitr News

Royal Collection to publish a children's story written and illustrated by Queen Victoria

last monthArts : Artdaily

A story written by Queen Victoria at the age of ten is to be published for the first time this summer. The Adventures of Alice Laselles by Alexandrina Victoria, Aged 10 and 3/4 gives a fascinating and endearing glimpse into the vivid imagination of the future monarch. Show More Summary

Queen Victoria still publishing century after death

Dead more than a century, Queen Victoria is going to be an author again.        

‘The Adventures of Alice Laselles,’ Story by 10-Year-Old Queen Victoria, to Be Published

The story, originally written in a red composition notebook, is set for a June release by the Royal Collection Trust.

Queen Victoria's Power

2 months agoNews : Huffington Post

Mike Bartlett’s verse play King Charles III, which finished an extended run at Wyndham’s Theatre in London this past January, stages a near-future crisis for King Charles III. Parliament has put forward a bill that will enable Whitehall to regulate the press. Show More Summary

Funny Pictures – March 15, 2015

2 months agoHumor / odd : Off Stuff Magazine

Windy day in Iceland today! Nope. People dressed their pets up in the 1950’s too. Queen Victoria has a new dress. Just saw these at my local Walmart… They Still Don’t Know. Apparently my neighbor is MacGyver. Thank God, I finally found it. I told you I had no idea what I was doing! Low […]

Mind-boggling things

3 months agoArts : Prospero

“Elephant” (1889), by Thomas Longmore and John Hénk Source: Thomas Goode & Co. Ltd., London “Queen Victoria” (1841), by Francis Chantrey Source: Royal Collection Trust/ Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014

Elegant Shopping IV: London's Royal Exchange

I visited the Royal Exchange building in the City of London and it reminded me of the Queen Victoria Building in Sydney: a large number of classy shops under one roof. But the dates of the two buildings were different and the shapesShow More Summary

The Order: 1886 reviewed — A beautiful, boring disappointment

The Order: 1886 Developed by: Ready at Dawn Published by: Sony Computer Entertainment Available on: PlayStation 4The Victorian era ended with Queen Victoria’s death in 1901, but seldom has it relaxed its grip on the popular imagination. Show More Summary

Yemen port city of Aden seethes with separatist fervor

A replica Big Ben still looks down on the harbor. Queen Victoria casts a dour gaze from her bronzed throne in a patch of green fronting the port.

Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, Amateur Artists

3 months agoArts : Hyperallergic

Albert and Victoria may be no Raphael, but their work is more tasteful by far than that of their celebrity-artist counterparts.

Queen marks 63 years on British throne

Queen Elizabeth II on Friday celebrated 63 years on the British throne as she neared the record set by Queen Victoria for the longest-reigning monarch. There will be a 41-gun salute by the King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery in London's Green Park, and a 62-gun salute by the Honourable Artillery Company at the Tower of London. Show More Summary

11 Things You Didn’t Know About Weddings

4 months agoHumor : Neatorama

It’s not all fondant and games. Jen Doll, author of Save the Date: The Occasional Mortifications of a Serial Wedding Guest, reveals what today’s traditions owe to evil spirits, dental hygiene, and Queen Victoria. 1. The Egyptians were probably the first to exchange wedding rings. Show More Summary

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