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How global stock markets have changed in 117 years

At the end of 1899, both Queen Victoria and Czar Nicholas II still sat on their respective thrones, William McKinley was the 25th American President, and Germany had not even been unified for 30 years. Notably, all these countries had...Show More Summary

Queen Victoria Employed an Official Rat-Catcher

2 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

The story of Jack Black, the eccentric “rat and mole destroyer to her majesty”

Hundreds of Dog Breeds Compete at Westminster. Many of Them Share a History

Queen Victoria and Charles Darwin helped create today's wide variety of purebred dogs

TV Club: With “The Queen’s Husband,” Victoria’s honeymoon is over

“To look in those dear eyes, and that dear sunny face, is enough to make me adore him. What I can do to make him happy will be my greatest delight.” - From a letter to King Leopold from Queen Victoria, 11 February 1840 This is a new day for Victoria and Victoria. Show More Summary

Untitled by Isabel Santos Pilot Queen Victoria’s parrot...

Untitled by Isabel Santos Pilot Queen Victoria’s parrot in “The Lory” by Sir Edwin Landseer, 1837 Sir Edwin Henry Landseer RA (7 March 1802 – 1 October 1873) was an English painter, well known for his paintings of animals—particularly horses, dogs and stags. However, his best known works are the lion sculptures in Trafalgar Square.

Fabio Sementilli, 49

Fabio Sementilli, a 49-year-old white man, was found fatally stabbed Monday, Jan. 23, in the 5000 block of Queen Victoria Road in Woodland Hills, according to police and Los Angeles County coroner’s records. About 5 p.m., officers responded...Show More Summary

Victoria’s Jenna Coleman on Playing the ‘Passionate’ and ‘Stubborn’ Queen

The newest monarchical British drama to make its way Stateside is Victoria, currently airing on Masterpiece on PBS, which chronicles the first few years of Queen Victoria’s six-decade reign. The short-statured queen, portrayed with vitality by Jenna Coleman (perhaps best known to Americans as a Doctor Who companion), brings forth a slightly different ... More »

Victoria Recap: Queen of Broken Hearts

Just when you think there couldn't possibly be another man who thinks he has the right to control the young Queen Victoria, Uncle Leopold (Alex Jennings), King of Belgium, arrives looking to do just that. "I am plagued by uncles," Victoria laments to her dear Lord M, and this particular ... More »

VICTORIA Series Trailers, Clips, Images and Poster

"Victoria" is a new British period drama from PBS, the network famous for the legendary "Downton Abbey". The series stars Jenna Coleman as Queen Victoria, and it chronicles the... For more, visit our blog !

The Real History Behind PBS’s Historical Drama Victoria

Firstly, Queen Victoria's love affair with Lord Melbourne is not believable

Naser al-Din Shah Qajar and His 84 Wives: Rare Photographs and Story of the Iranian Shah and His Harem

In 1842 the 11 year-old heir to the Persian throne received a camera from Queen Victoria of England. The young heir fell in love with the magical contraption. In the following decades he documented his life, revealing to the public eye, what it was never supposed to see. Naser al-Din Shah Qajar One of Shah Qajar’s many passions was photography. Show More Summary

Truman Capote's Ashes? Yours For $45,000

2 months agoNews : The Daily Beast

Capotes ashes joined locks of Abraham Lincolns hair, pieces of Queen Victorias wedding cake, and unused Nazi toilet paper on auction blocks this year.

the-garden-of-delights: “Coronation of Queen Victoria” (1838)...

2 months agoArts / Art History : Old Paint

he-garden-of-delights: “Coronation of Queen Victoria” (1838) (detail) by George Hayter (1792-1871).

The City That Knows How to Eat

An Australian-born restaurant critic is still looking for Melbourne in America In 1976, Australia birthed three things: The AC/DC album High Voltage, the bratwurst stand at Melbourne’s Queen Victoria Market, and me. When I was a kid,...Show More Summary

The Sex Life of Queen Victoria

2 months agoNews : The Daily Beast

In an era when womens sex lives were taboo, the British monarch embraced her sexuality and carnal pleasure.

Leica's First Australian Store Is Predictably Beautiful

The world's most luxurious and exclusive camera manufacturer, Leica, finally has its first retail store in Australia. On the second floor of Sydney's Queen Victoria Building, the store was designed from the floor up by the company with the same care that goes into its very expensive cameras -- and it shows. More »      

Victoria, Canada is fit for royalty

British Columbia's capital city is named after Queen Victoria and its stunning sights live up to her name.        

winterr-reise: Equestrian Portrait of Queen Victoria 1845Sir...

3 months agoArts / Art History : Old Paint

winterr-reise: Equestrian Portrait of Queen Victoria 1845 Sir Francis Grant

223. Victorian Feminism and World Traveling Victorian Women: An Interview with Deanna Raybourn

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

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