Sarah interviews NYT Bestselling author Deanna Raybourn about Victorian feminists, the changes that happened during Queen Victoria’s reign, and the ways in which women have adapted to technological advances throughout history. They discuss...Show More Summary
Two new books arrive at the same conclusion: Queen Victoria wasn’t as Victorian as she’s been made out to be — especially behind the bedroom door.
PBS’ 2017 winter/spring season lineup includes the January 15 premiere of the seven-part drama Victoria on Masterpiece, which takes some dramatic license with the teen years of the 19th-century queen; the highly hyped return of Sherlock...Show More Summary
'There’s no one depressed in this house'
PANTLESS BABS FOREVER! Mrs. James Brolin shows off her gams on the cover of W, reveals whether she sings in the shower. INSTAGRAM ROUND UP. Greg Sulkin, Brooklyn Beckham, Trey Songz, and Trevor Donovan smolder. NATIONAL SECURITY. Director...Show More Summary
Conservators at the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia’s largest regional museum, have used samples of what is believed to be the world’s oldest surviving beer to create a modern brew from 18th century microorganisms. The bottles were discovered in the shipwreck of the Sydney Cove, a small merchant vessel carrying [...]
A team of scientists in Tasmania are claiming to have brewed the world’s oldest beer using yeast salvaged from an 18th century shipwreck. Led by Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery Conservator David Thurrowgood, the research team was...Show More Summary
A look at the Resolute Desk, an icon of the American presidency In art and in news media, there hasn’t been a president, real or pretend, who hasn’t been seen sitting behind the Resolute Desk—an 1880 gift from Queen Victoria to President Rutherford B. Show More Summary
Princess Alice of Battenberg (1885-1969), born in Windsor Castle, was related to most European royal families. Her parents were Prince Louis of Battenberg & Princess Victoria of Hesse, grand daughter of Queen Victoria. When she was a young child, Alice was diagnosed as deaf and had to become a fluent lip reader. Show More Summary
Stephenson?s Auctioneers in suburban Philadelphia will host a full day of excellent buying opportunities at their Southampton gallery on Friday, Oct. 28. The company?s three-session auction event will be wall-to-wall with exceptional...Show More Summary
Compton Verney Art Gallery and Park brings a captivating insight into Queen Victoria?s historic state visit to Paris with a new exhibition featuring forty-four watercolours generously loaned by Her Majesty The Queen from the Royal Collection ? half of which have never been seen in public before. Show More Summary
It’s a tragedy that Ed probably fared better in Bedlam nearly 200 years ago than he would do in today’s mental healthcare system A young Queen Victoria rides out of the palace with her dashing husband. It’s June, and she is happy as the open carriage moves down Constitution Hill. Show More Summary
Beer from the deep. (Photo: Mike Nash/Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Sydney Cove collection) In 1796, the Sydney Cove sailed from India with a cargo of goodies, including tea, tobacco, and, most importantly, booze. The ship was...Show More Summary
MPavilion 2016 designed by Indian architect Bijoy Jain of Studio Mumbai opened today in Melbourne?s Queen Victoria Gardens. Initiated and commissioned by the Naomi Milgrom Foundation with support from City of Melbourne and the Victorian State Government, MPavilion 2016 is the third annual architect-designed summer pavilion for Melbourne. Show More Summary
In the immortal words of Queen Victoria, Saudi Arabia "is not amused." With the first 9/11 lawsuit already winging its way to The Kingdom following Congress' decision to un-vet, Saudi officials have broken their silence "stressing their...Show More Summary
Queen Victoria and Prince Albert adored Osborne on the Isle of Wight. And, with its own private beach and extensive grounds, it's not hard to see why.
There’s a splashy new television show about the life of Queen Victoria currently airing in the UK—it’s even beating the lately returned Poldark in the ratings. But is it historically accurate? Look out—aggrieved history takes, coming in hot. Read more...
Did you know that Queen Victoria might never have married Prince Albert had it not been for an amazing stroke… The post Victoria’s secret: none of it’s true appeared first on The Spectator.