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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

QueenVictoria’ Inherits ‘Downton Abbey’ Timeslot On PBS – TCA

Victoria will air on to air on PBS’s Masterpiece in the timeslot Downton Abbey has occupied the last six years, the programming service announced this afternoon at TCA. Jenna Coleman [Doctor Who] stars as as the young Queen Victoria,...Show More Summary

Queen Victoria?

Some years ago, I walked into Donald Rumsfeld’s office, and he said, “She’s an art historian, you know.” I knew. I had known Victoria Coates for a long time. She got her Ph.D. in art history at Penn. She also taught there. Then she went to work for Rumsfeld. She also worked for Rick Perry. Show More Summary

The Lesbian Vampire: A (Fairly) Brief Media Retrospective

last monthHumor / odd : Geekosystem

There is an often misquoted historical myth that Queen Victoria did not believe in female homosexuality or lesbianism, because, “What could [two women] do?” While the quote is false, the mentality behind it, unfortunately, is still prominent. Show More Summary

10 Not-So-Fluffy Facts About Pomeranians

2 months agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

4. At one time, Queen Victoria had 35 Pomeranians in her kennel, and on her deathbed, asked that her Pom Turi remain by her side.

Rare Vintage Photos of Christmas in the Victorian Era

2 months agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

Woman returning home with a Christmas tree, 1895The Victorian era is generally regarded to be the years of Queen Victoria's reign, from 1837 to 1901. Shown here are a few selections from a fascinating collection of photographs of Christmas in the Victorian years. Show More Summary

The Most Extravagant And Creative Christmas Trees Of 2015

2 months agoNews : Huffington Post

The Christmas tree experienced a burst of popularity in 1848, when Britain's Queen Victoria and Prince Albert decorated a tree as part of their holiday celebrations at Windsor Castle. Since then, the Christmas tree has become a common...Show More Summary

HIH THE GRAND DUCHESS ANNA FJODOROVNA OF RUSSIA, BORN PRINCESS...

3 months agoArts / Art History : Old Paint

HIH THE GRAND DUCHESS ANNA FJODOROVNA OF RUSSIA, BORN PRINCESS OF SAXE-COBURG SAALFELD by the lost gallery Via Flickr: JULIANA WAS AN AUNT OF QUEEN VICTORIA, SISTER OF KING LEOPOLD OF THE BELGIANS AND SISTER-IN-LAW OF EMPEROR ALEXANDER I OF RUSSIA.

LOOK: Melbourne Music Week 2015

Photography by Nicholas Wilkins and Bec Cap The team at Melbourne Music Week are notorious for transforming spaces. Previous years have seen the refit of former printing press the Argus Building and the Queen Victoria... The post LOOK: Melbourne Music Week 2015 appeared first on Who The Hell.

Around Town - QVB Swarovski Christmas Tree

29 Oct-02 Jan 2016 Sydney’s other famous Christmas Tree has become even more celebratory. Discover a new world of festivity under the Queen Victoria Building’s majestic...

Doctor Who “Faces the Raven” and Fans are Furious

Clara Oswald’s departure as the twelth doctor’s companion was forcast weeks ago. Actress Jenna Coleman anounced that she was leaving the Doctor Who cast to focus on her role as Queen Victoria for an ITV mini-series about the royal woman. Show More Summary

How To Wear Men's Chelsea Boots

What started as a bespoke riding boot for Queen Victoria back in 1837 has turned into one of fashion’s most covetable, long-lasting footwear trends. Though the Chelsea boot is nearly 200 years old, it didn’t gain popularity amongst influential men until the early 1960s when The Beatles began wearing them throughout the swinging London era. Show More Summary

Biography that left Queen Victoria distinctly unamused to be offered at Sotheby's London

4 months agoArts : Artdaily

A biography of Queen Victoria, filled with her handwritten corrections and annotations, will be offered for sale at Sotheby?s in London on 24 November with an estimate of £10,000-15,000. The author, Agnes Strickland, was already an established historian when she was commissioned to write the biography to mark the occasion of Victoria?s wedding. Show More Summary

Queen Victoria Really Didn’t Like That Biography

Queen Victoria wrote disparaging notes in a copy of a biography of her that is being auctioned in November.

Rufus Sewell Joins ITV’s ‘Victoria’ As Period Drama Adds More Cast

Jenna Coleman is starring in Victoria, ITV’s eight-part drama that follows the early life of Queen Victoria from her accesion to the throne at the age of 18 through to her courtship with and marriage to Prince Albert. Rufus Sewell, recently...Show More Summary

Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate video introduces a historical cast of characters

Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate players will meet some historical folks in the game they learned about it primary school. During in-game missions, players will come across Queen Victoria, Alexander Graham Bell, Florence Nightingale, Karl Marx, Charles Darwin and Charles Dickens. When it comes to the two Charles fellas, all pre-orders get the Darwin and Dickens Conspiracy […]

Naomi Milgrom Foundation launches second visionary MPavilion in Melbourne's Queen Victoria Gardens

4 months agoArts : Artdaily

A major international architecture commission and design collaboration was unveiled today in Queen Victoria Gardens. MPavilion 2015 initiated by Naomi Milgrom Foundation is designed by AL_A, the studio of renowned British architect Amanda Levete. Show More Summary

Comment Of The Day: In Defense Of Her Majesty Queen Victoria Edition

4 months agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

The Ford Crown Victoria was a lot of things: tough as nails, practical, great at getting everyone around you to drop down to five MPH below the speed limit. But was it fast? Read more...

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