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‘Into the Wood’s Emily Blunt On Facing Her Fears And Doing a Musical

As an actress from across the pond, Emily Blunt stood the risk of falling into the period film trap. Blunt did period--earning a Golden Globe nom for her portrayal of Queen Victoria in The Young Victoria--but it's her gutsiness and rawness...Show More Summary

Queen Victoria in her goggles

last weekOdd : Boing Boing

In 1899, Queen Victoria sported these stylish specs to, er, cure her cataracts; details over at Weird Universe.

A Christmas fit for Queen Victoria

The trombone band refused to yield. It would not march behind horses.

I'm Rather Worried About Assassin's Creed Coming to Victorian London

Fifty quid says Queen Victoria is a Templar. Empress of India seems like a Templar-y thing to be, and the history books have it that at least eight people tried to off her. I'm placing another twenty on Jack the Ripper turning out to be at once a nice guy and a flawlessly animated woman. Read more...

The Royal Fiver” The Five Shortest Reigns in British History

“The King is dead, long live the King.” Next year, Queen Elizabeth II is poised to become the longest reigning monarch in British history, eclipsing the record set by Queen Victoria. The remaining top five long-reigned monarchs include George III, James VI (I of England), and Henry III. Show More Summary

First photographs of a royal tour go on display at The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

3 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

In 1862, the 20-year-old Prince of Wales, eldest son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert (and the future King Edward VII), embarked on a tour of the Middle East, accompanied by the photographer Francis Bedford. The resulting images, produced little more than 20 years after the arrival of photography, were the first-ever visual record of a royal tour. Show More Summary

Great British Houses: Balmoral Castle – Her Majesty The Queen’s Private Scottish Home

Balmoral Castle will forever be known as the happy family home of Queen Victoria, Prince Albert and their nine children. An epic Scotch Baronial castle, fit for the Queen of Great Britain and grandmother of Europe, Balmoral Castle remains the autumnal residence of the Royal family to this day. Show More Summary

Kids - The Magical QVB Treasure Hunt

08 Nov-24 Dec Christmas at the Queen Victoria Building is a magical experience, and an exciting destination for families and children to enjoy the festive season. This...

Rose Byrne Celebrates Being The New Face Of Oroton in Sydney!

Rose Byrne is a radiant beauty as she arrives for her New Face Of Oroton Celebration event held at the Oroton Boutique, Queen Victoria Building on Thursday (November 13) in Sydney, Australia. “Growing up, Oroton was always the label of luxury. Their in store and advertising images were always beautiful, timeless and classy, always hinting [...]

Attention, Everyone: Benedict Cumberbatch Is Engaged

2 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

Delete all your Johnlock fanfic and take to your bed, because Benedict Cumberbatch is engaged to somebody who isn't you. Queen Victoria wore black for decades after she lost Albert so I'm pretty sure it's OK to deck yourself out in some sort of veil situation for the rest of the week. Read more...

The tale of Darac and the mystery dish

Darac Grill & Bar 51 A'Beckett Street, Melbourne (map) 9662 2441 Lunch Mon-Fri, dinner Mon-Sat From about Little Lonsdale Street in the CBD to Victoria Street in North Melbourne, the Queen Victoria Market district is increasingly becoming...Show More Summary

We Are Amused: Princess Victoria Baby Tooth Brooch

Wow, as if the royals weren't weird enough. Here is a brooch made in 1847 from the baby tooth of Princess Victoria, the 7-yo daughter of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. The princess's dad pulled the tooth during a trip to Scotland, so they made it into a gold & enamel thistle. Show More Summary

Brit History: 10 Events from the Victorian Era Every Anglophile Should Know About

Still the longest reigning monarch at 63 years (though Queen Elizabeth II should catch her in 2015), Queen Victoria presided over one of the longest and most successful eras of British history. The Victorian era was one of massive changes, including industrial, social, philosophical, and technological transformations. Show More Summary

Queen Victoria Royal Underpants Fetch Fortune: 52-Inch Granny Panties Sell For $10,000

Queen Victoria, when she passed away in 1901 ending the longest reign of any British monarch in history, made sure her most loyal attendants were taken care of. She willed them her royal underpants, among other silk and linen items.Show More Summary

Great British Houses: Osborne House – Queen Victoria’s Great Seaside Retreat

The treasured houses of England are widely populated by visitors every year. Any glimpse of a royal artifact or architectural design common from an ancient era entices the attention of many. One house in particular that has a long standing name on the stately house scene is Osborne House. Show More Summary

Major new temporary pavilion designed by architect Sean Godsell launched in Melbourne

3 months agoArts : Artdaily

The inaugural MPavilion was today unveiled in Melbourne?s Queen Victoria Gardens, the first in a major new series of annual architecture commissions and design events initiated by the Naomi Milgrom Foundation, which will be presented free to the public from 7 October 2014 until 1 February 2015. Show More Summary

Not so silent: Artists make London’s statues ‘talk’

3 months agoNews : The Raw Story

Standing silently between two lines of traffic crossing the River Thames, Queen Victoria cuts an imperious figure. Who knew that she was thinking how much she hated breastfeeding? At least that is the thought imagined by an artistic group which has been making London’s statues...

The History of Tattoos

3 months agoOdd : Neatorama

(YouTube link) Queen Victoria had a tattoo? We may never know for sure, but tattoos were somewhat of a fad in Victorian society, after sailors came back from Polynesia with them. But tattoos go back as far as human civilization, for various reasons in various places. Show More Summary

Rarely loaned Victorian sculptures come to Yale Center for British Art for major exhibition

3 months agoArts : Artdaily

This fall, a major exhibition at the Yale Center for British Art examines the making and viewing of sculpture in Britain and its empire during the reign of Queen Victoria. Sculpture Victorious: Art in an Age of Invention, 1837?1901 seeks...Show More Summary

Brit History: 10 Georgian Era Britons Every Anglophile Should Know About

The Georgian Era was certainly an important, and long one, in English history. It ran from 1714 to 1830, ending when Queen Victoria ascended to the throne. During the period, England continued to build an empire, lost a colony, abolished slavery, created some of the greatest works of literature, and became the world’s dominant power. Show More Summary

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