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Britain's Queen Victoria left an unfortunate legacy: Her descendants, spread across numerous European royal families, all inherited a genetic mutation that causes hemophilia. In fact, one out of

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Britain's Queen Victoria left an unfortunate legacy: Her descendants, spread across numerous European royal families, all inherited a genetic mutation that causes hemophilia. In fact, one out of

The Creepy Victorian-Era Stuffed Rabbits and Squirrels of ‘Walter Potter’s Curious World of Taxidermy’

Great British eccentrics come in all different stripes and colors, and no era produced more interesting ones than during the reign of Queen Victoria. From 1837 to 1901, England produced some of its strangest and most interesting figures, including the master of Victorian whimsy in stuffed animal form, Walter Potter. … Read More

Bars & Pubs - Queen Victoria Hotel

Located right near the Enmore Theatre, the Queen Victoria Hotel is a convenient spot to hit if you’re looking to have a few drinks before a show. It's...

Very Hot, Very Precise, History -- Jane Ridley's The Heir Apparent (You Did Not Want Queen Victoria as Your Mother!)

"Many of the women with whom he began relationships...refused to go quietly. Blackmail, pregnancy, even a court case were to return to haunt him. There was no such thing as a relationship without consequences." So writes Jane Ridley in her amazing book, The Heir Apparent: The Life of Edward VII, the Playboy Prince. •History never bores me. Show More Summary

How Queen Victoria was Created

This article from the Guardian is well worth your time even if you've no interest in Queen Victoria. In it, Kathryn Hughes explains how two people were tasked with editing a batch of the queen's letters, how in doing so they helped create...Show More Summary

Misao Okawa, World’s Oldest Person Says: ‘Eat And Sleep And You Will Live A Long Time’

Misao Okawa, the world’s oldest living person, celebrated her 116th birthday on Wednesday. The Japanese pensioner was born back in 1898, when Queen Victoria was England’s queen and the Spanish American war was still raging. Okawa, who has been a widow ever since her husband passed away in 1931, 83 years ago, has held the... Show More Summary

Happy 116th Birthday to Misao Okawa, the Oldest Person in the World

last monthOdd : The Hairpin

by Jia Tolentino From the Guardian: In 1898, the year Okawa was born, the Spanish-American war was in its infancy and Queen Victoria was still on the British throne. Okawa married in 1919 but her husband died in 1931, more than eight decades ago. Show More Summary

The RNLI in Wales

2 months agoHobbies / Nature : Wales Nature

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution was founded on 4 March 1824 although it did not receive its ‘Royal’ epithet until Queen Victoria awarded that honour to the charity in 1854. Since 1824 it is estimated that across Britain, the RNLI has saved the lives of more than 140,000 people - sailors and...

The Edwardian Ball Returns to Los Angeles

Queen Victoria's son King Edward VII ushered in a new century during his brief yet historic reign as the first British monarch of the House of Windsor from 1901-1910. Since then, "Edwardian" has come to define the art, fashion and intellectual...Show More Summary

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We are not interested in the possibilities of defeat; they do not exist. - Queen Victoria

Getty explores Queen Victoria's lifelong relationship with photography in exhibition

2 months agoArts : Artdaily

Queen Victoria?s devotion to photography will be on display in A Royal Passion: Queen Victoria and Photography, February 4?June 8, 2014 at the J. Paul Getty Museum, Getty Center. With important loans held in the Royal Collection, generously...Show More Summary

Queen Victoria's Artists: Exhibition at Aidan Meller Fine Paintings combines the very best of The Aesthetic Movement

2 months agoArts : Artdaily

Queen Victoria?s Artists, showing at Aidan Meller Fine Paintings, Oxford, combines the very best of The Aesthetic Movement. This umbrella term is used to cover distinct strains of Romantic art which emerged in the 1870s. One of its main features is a mixing of Romantic or Pre-Raphaelite ideas, with academic styles. Show More Summary

FOF #1905 – Remembering Victoria Lamarr – 12.06.13

4 months agoLGBT / Gay : Feast of Fools

The early days of the Internet attracted a lot of quirky personalities, including our dear friend and drag queen Victoria Lamarr, who was one of the first video bloggers. Sadly, Victoria Lamarr went to drag queen heaven, where the shows...Show More Summary

52 Weeks of Historical How-To’s, Week 6: Victorian Christmas decorations from the Girl’s Own Annual

Christmas was not much a family festivity until Queen Victoria posed with her children around a laden fir tree, a tradition Prince Albert had brought with him from Germany. The […]

Prince George's 'Mystical' Gift Proves He's Way More Royal Than North West

Post by Kiri Blakeley. What do you get the baby who has everything? Imagine trying to pick out a gift for Prince George. Funny onesies just don't seem quite right for the baby who already had a perfect replica of Queen Victoria's daughter's christening gown. Show More Summary

Don’t Speak For We

Jeremy Gordon examines the reliance on the collective pronoun in making an argument: Over time, the “royal we” has made its way from the mouths of Queen Victoria and Margaret Thatcher into our writing. At best, it seems a crutch, while at worst it’s an assumed arrogance. Here’s but one example from The New Yorker’s […]

Reintroducing Myself -- on Fire

To begin with, Queen Victoria was the inspiration for my wedding dress. Think about this: absolutely no one wore a white dress before HRM's wedding in 1840! In fact, most wedding gowns were blue or pink-ish or even plaid. Imagine waltzing...Show More Summary

Plant This: Queen Victoria agave

6 months agoHobbies / Gardening : Digging

With chunky, triangular leaves iced in precise white lines, and with a tight, symmetrical rosette shape almost too perfect to be real, Queen Victoria agave (Agave victoriae-reginae) is as regal as its name suggests. This little agave is decidedly not queen-sized, however. Show More Summary

Not Among Royal Baby's Godparents: Harry, Pippa

Nothing but the best for the royal babe: Prince George was today christened at St. James's Palace's Chapel Royal with water from the River Jordan; he wore a replica of the christening gown made for Queen Victoria's eldest daughter and first used in 1841. Here's the most amusing part of...

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