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September 8, 2014: News of note!

As it turns out, it wasn’t Prince Albert Victor or Queen Victoria’s obstetrician or author Lewis Caroll.  It was…some crazy guy: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2014/09/08/author-claims-to-have-identified-jack-the-ripper-via-dna-testing-of-a-shawl/...Show More Summary

Agave spikes and potted succulents get me through summer

I feel we’re in the home stretch now, but even at its worst summer can’t wear these plants down. In sun, Queen Victoria agave (A. victoriae-reginae), with its pleated, white-edged leaves, just laughs at the Death Star. Agave stricta, which really needs a bigger pot, and Agave lophantha ‘Quadricolor’ look sharp all summer too. Show More Summary

The Teen Secrets of Immortality

by John Herrman "Supposedly born on August 31, 1887–the year Queen Victoria celebrated her Golden Jubilee–she has attributed her long life to eating well, snacking on chocolate, sleeping for days on end and never getting married, according to her family." 0 Comments The post The Teen Secrets of Immortality appeared first on The Awl.

Talking Statues Brings London Monuments To Life

3 weeks agoEngland / London : Londonist

Have a chin-wag with Queen Victoria or the Spitalfields Goat.

Ring, ring: London statues want to talk to you

LONDON (AP) — Calling all London tourists: Peter Pan, Sherlock Holmes and Queen Victoria want a word with you.

Propulsion Woes Bring Queen Victoria to Early Refit

Cunard’s Queen Victoria to undergo multimillion dollar refit at Blohm & Voss Shipyard in January 2015, nearly one year ahead of its planned December 2015 maintenance.

Queen Victoria’s Scottish Sex Castle

4 weeks agoNews : The Daily Beast

Scotland will vote on whether to stay in the U.K. next month, but there’s no getting rid of the Scottish blood in the Royal Family thanks to Queen Elizabeth’s lusty great great grandmother.

GLD: Bulls Are Playing A Dangerous Game

By Avi Gilburt: This past week, metals traders witnessed a momentous event. The silver-pricing method begun during the reign of Queen Victoria well over 100 years ago came to an end. Metal bugs all over the world have been anxiously awaiting this event with baited breath. Show More Summary

Queen Victoria cancels two cruises to fix propulsion

The Queen Victoria is canceling two January cruises to fix a problem with its propulsion.        

Childhood 'behaviour book' reveals the conduct of the future Queen Victoria, aged 12

2 months agoArts : Artdaily

Often 'very good', occasionally 'rather impertinent' and sometimes 'very naughty'???all descriptions of 12-year-old Queen Victoria from a previously unseen 'behaviour book', one of over 100 items from 250 years of royal childhood that went on display this month at the Summer Opening of Buckingham Palace (26 July???28 September 2014). Show More Summary

This Wonderful Novel Could Be the First Steampunk Tale

2 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Most histories of that wonderful subgenre of science fiction called "steampunk" list Ronald Clark's 1967 novel, Queen Victoria's Bomb as the first. But was this really the first steampunk novel? Here's another possible contender. Read more...

Great British Art: Manchester from Kersal Moor by William Wyld – A Scene of the Industrial Revolution

  Queen Victoria had first seen William Wyld’s work in 1843 in the collection of her aunt Louise, Queen of the Belgians, choosing some of these watercolours for her own collection, and Queen Louise subsequently ordered more works from Wyld to send to Victoria. Show More Summary

Queen Victoria Night Markets – Melbourne Snapshots

This week I made microwave fudge and it was AWESOME. We went to the Queen Vic Night Markets because it was so fun last year. This year there were way too many people though so it was very uncomfortable. A lot of Melbourne events areShow More Summary

Happy Birthday to Queen Victoria Who Was Born On This Day in 1819 – Documentary on Her Younger Years Inside

Queen Victoria was born on this day in 1819 at Kensington Palace. She was queen of the United Kingdom from 1837 to 1901 and presided over the expansion of the British Empire. She was a national emblem of morality, had a longer reignShow More Summary

Entrinsic Celebrates the Queen for Victoria Gin

Yesterday was Victoria Day in Canada, a May bank holiday up north, and Toronto-based agency Entrinsic has released a timely spot for Victoria gin, celebrating its namesake Queen Victoria. The 30-second broadcast spot, "That's The Spirit" was created by Entrinsic in collaboration with production company Revolver Films and director Christopher Wahl. Show More Summary

Urban Planner: May 19, 2014

4 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

It today's Urban Planner: tasty beer and vittles, and standup comedy built to last. Food: The folks behind the Brewer’s Backyard series always keep the food and drink lineup under wraps for their Queen Victoria’s Secret, of which they’re hosting their third annual edition this Victoria Day. Show More Summary

May Two-Four And Our Well-Wishing To The Crown

Even though it is just the 17th of May, this weekend is nicknamed May Two-Four. It is Canada's non-much-observed celebration of the lass who was Queen Victoria. Monday is still called Victoria Day. It also has a quiet subtext of somehow being the celebration of the present Queen's birthday. Show More Summary

The V&A Celebrates History's Most Beautiful Wedding Dresses

Did you know that Queen Victoria is credited with the whole white wedding dress trend? Before her wedding to Prince Albert in 1840 women would wear the best dress hanging in their closet. But once the young Queen chose white it became the color for brides. Show More Summary

Timely Report: Queen Victoria Was Very Into Nudity

4 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

According to the latest, breaking historical ruminations by contemporary people, Queen Victoria had an enthused appreciation for nudity. Though it is easy to think that she and the majority of historical people were old-fashioned prudes (Victorians, even), it is probable that she was very open-minded — at least when it came... More »

Victorian Era Mourning and Death Practices

Queen Victoria, who could never get over her own loss, began a very strict social etiquette for mourning. The death of a spouse was a minimum of 2 years of mourning. Mourning had staged, as well. The first stage of mourning was one year and one day and the woman had to wear black crepe or black fabric with no sheen. Show More Summary

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