An oppressive era and the demands of motherhood never kept Queen Victoria from embracing public power and enjoying private satisfaction.
Bit posher than Mothercare.
The 13 best places to indulge in tea, scones, and crustless sandwiches We can thank Queen Victoria’s friend Anna Russell, the Duchess of Bedford, for the thoroughly English institution of afternoon tea, more an occasion than just a hot drink. Show More Summary
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
The story of Jack Black, the eccentric “rat and mole destroyer to her majesty”
Queen Victoria and Charles Darwin helped create today's wide variety of purebred dogs
“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 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, 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
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 »
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" 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 !
Firstly, Queen Victoria's love affair with Lord Melbourne is not believable
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
Capotes ashes joined locks of Abraham Lincolns hair, pieces of Queen Victorias wedding cake, and unused Nazi toilet paper on auction blocks this year.
he-garden-of-delights: “Coronation of Queen Victoria” (1838) (detail) by George Hayter (1792-1871).
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
In an era when womens sex lives were taboo, the British monarch embraced her sexuality and carnal pleasure.
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 »