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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

3 weeks 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)...

last monthArts / 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

last monthNews : 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...

last monthArts / 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

Nonfiction/Fiction: Queen Victoria in Fiction and Nonfiction

Two new books arrive at the same conclusion: Queen Victoria wasn’t as Victorian as she’s been made out to be — especially behind the bedroom door.

PBS Celebrates New Year With Sherlock, Probes Donald Trump, Vampire Sky Tombs, Teen Queen Victoria In Early 2017

PBS’ 2017 winter/spring season lineup includes the January 15 premiere of the seven-part drama Victoria on Masterpiece, which takes some dramatic license with the teen years of the 19th-century queen; the highly hyped return of  Sherlock...Show More Summary

Barbra Streisand, Mitt Romney, Mike Pence, Stephen Hawking, Queen Victoria, Yellowstone: HOT LINKS

2 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

PANTLESS BABS FOREVER! Mrs. James Brolin shows off her gams on the cover of W, reveals whether she sings in the shower. INSTAGRAM ROUND UP. Greg Sulkin, Brooklyn Beckham, Trey Songz, and Trevor Donovan smolder. NATIONAL SECURITY. Director...Show More Summary

Beer recreated from 18th c. shipwreck yeast

Conservators at the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia’s largest regional museum, have used samples of what is believed to be the world’s oldest surviving beer to create a modern brew from 18th century microorganisms. The bottles were discovered in the shipwreck of the Sydney Cove, a small merchant vessel carrying [...]

‘World’s Oldest Beer’ Brewed With Yeast from 18th Century Shipwreck

2 months agoVehicles / Watercraft : gCaptain

A team of scientists in Tasmania are claiming to have brewed the world’s oldest beer using yeast salvaged from an 18th century shipwreck. Led by Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery Conservator David Thurrowgood, the research team was...Show More Summary

The presidential desk: A brief history

A look at the Resolute Desk, an icon of the American presidency In art and in news media, there hasn’t been a president, real or pretend, who hasn’t been seen sitting behind the Resolute Desk—an 1880 gift from Queen Victoria to President Rutherford B. Show More Summary

Queen Elizabeth II's tragic mother in law: Princess Alice of Greece

Princess Alice of Battenberg (1885-1969), born in Windsor Castle, was related to most European royal families. Her parents were Prince Louis of Battenberg & Princess Victoria of Hesse, grand daughter of Queen Victoria. When she was a young child, Alice was diagnosed as deaf and had to become a fluent lip reader. Show More Summary

Stephenson's Oct. 28 auction features US President's letter to Queen Victoria

3 months agoArts : Artdaily

Stephenson?s Auctioneers in suburban Philadelphia will host a full day of excellent buying opportunities at their Southampton gallery on Friday, Oct. 28. The company?s three-session auction event will be wall-to-wall with exceptional...Show More Summary

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