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Queen Elizabeth's Brexit means Victoria's entrance in Civilization 6

Queen Elizabeth was the ruler of the Britain in Civilization V, but Firaxis has switched gears and brought back Queen Victoria to run the country in Civilization VI. The move was revealed in the company's first look at England, its abilities...Show More Summary

Judi Dench to Play Queen Victoria in Frears’ Victoria and Abdul

It will be the second time she has played Queen Victoria The post Judi Dench to Play Queen Victoria in Frears’ Victoria and Abdul appeared first on

Out of this world

last weekArts : Night and Day

It is London in the summer of 1871. Queen Victoria has just opened the Royal Albert Hall in memory of… The post Out of this world appeared first on The Spectator.

Now this is cool.

Bloomberg Tablets: Hundreds of Roman ‘Notepads’ Unearthed in London According to Museum of London Archaeology (MOLA), a total of 405 writing tablets were unearthed on London’s Queen Victoria street – the site of a new European headquarters for Bloomberg. “Romans used waxed writing tablets like paper, for note-taking and accounts, for correspondence and for legal documents,” the [...]

Lez Liberty Lit #99: I Hate Queen Victoria But Love Bisexuality

2 weeks agoLGBT / Lesbian : Autostraddle

The 2016 Lambda Literary Award winners, summer reading suggestions, why hardcover is the new vinyl, why language is colonized and more. The post Lez Liberty Lit #99: I Hate Queen Victoria But Love Bisexuality appeared first on Autostraddle.

The sport of kings

Queen Victoria disapproved heartily of the racing set and of her son Bertie’s involvement in the sport. But she must… The post The sport of kings appeared first on The Spectator.

Fingal's Cave: An Eternal Inspiration Of Nature

2 months agoHumor / odd : The Presurfer

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 Mapped Introduction to San Francisco's Many Varieties of Victorians

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

Activists Strap Artist-Made Pollution Masks on London’s Statues

2 months agoArts : Hyperallergic

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...

Anna Akana takes action in New Form Digital's 'Miss 2059'

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

British Library Recruiting Joke Detectives to Find Victorian Humor

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 is dedicating an entire floor in its new office to younger startups

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

Queen Victoria cruise ship to glow purple for International Women's Day

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...

St. Paul's Cathedral employs broderers

4 months agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

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

Royal love of Shakespeare revealed in a new exhibition currently on view at Windsor Castle

4 months agoArts : Artdaily

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

Unlike Iran's President, Queen Victoria Really Requested that Naked Statues Be Covered

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

Queen Victoria series will take 'Downton' place in 2017

Rejoice, Whovians: Jenna Coleman will play the young queen        

PBS Summons Queen Victoria As Its New Sunday Night Go-To Gal

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

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