Mike Bartlett’s verse play King Charles III, which finished an extended run at Wyndham’s Theatre in London this past January, stages a near-future crisis for King Charles III. Parliament has put forward a bill that will enable Whitehall to regulate the press. Show More Summary
Windy day in Iceland today! Nope. People dressed their pets up in the 1950’s too. Queen Victoria has a new dress. Just saw these at my local Walmart… They Still Don’t Know. Apparently my neighbor is MacGyver. Thank God, I finally found it. I told you I had no idea what I was doing! Low […]
“Elephant” (1889), by Thomas Longmore and John Hénk Source: Thomas Goode & Co. Ltd., London “Queen Victoria” (1841), by Francis Chantrey Source: Royal Collection Trust/ Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014
I visited the Royal Exchange building in the City of London and it reminded me of the Queen Victoria Building in Sydney: a large number of classy shops under one roof. But the dates of the two buildings were different and the shapesShow More Summary
The Order: 1886 Developed by: Ready at Dawn Published by: Sony Computer Entertainment Available on: PlayStation 4The Victorian era ended with Queen Victoria’s death in 1901, but seldom has it relaxed its grip on the popular imagination. Show More Summary
A replica Big Ben still looks down on the harbor. Queen Victoria casts a dour gaze from her bronzed throne in a patch of green fronting the port.
Albert and Victoria may be no Raphael, but their work is more tasteful by far than that of their celebrity-artist counterparts.
Queen Elizabeth II on Friday celebrated 63 years on the British throne as she neared the record set by Queen Victoria for the longest-reigning monarch. There will be a 41-gun salute by the King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery in London's Green Park, and a 62-gun salute by the Honourable Artillery Company at the Tower of London. Show More Summary
It’s not all fondant and games. Jen Doll, author of Save the Date: The Occasional Mortifications of a Serial Wedding Guest, reveals what today’s traditions owe to evil spirits, dental hygiene, and Queen Victoria. 1. The Egyptians were probably the first to exchange wedding rings. Show More Summary
The 2,014-passenger ship just emerged from a makeover.
Goddaughter of Queen Victoria, scion of the Lion of the Punjab, feminist revolutionary, Princess Sophia finally gets a worthy biography.
On this day in 1901, Queen Victoria died putting an end to the Victorian Era. A period of time when the British Empire spanned the globe. Her reign of 63 years and seven months, which is longer than that of any other British monarchShow More Summary
There's a story that the teddy bear was modeled after a Chow Chow puppy. Supposedly, Queen Victoria was so besotted with her Chow puppy that she carried the dog everywhere, so friends made a stuffed version. Chow babies certainly look like teddy bears, but adult Chows are far more dignified (unless nobody's looking!). Share this image Dog... Show More Summary
Kate Williams, The Guardian: On Friday, the last Victorian in Britain died. Ethel Lang was 114 and the last person left in Britain born in the reign of Queen Victoria.... It seems incredible that last week there was still one of Victoria's subjects left alive. Show More Summary
Ethel Lang was born in 1900. Below is a graphic of what occurred during her lifetime. She as the last living subject of Queen Victoria. Her main hobby was dancing, which she enjoyed until she turned 98, despite being registered blind. She was also a keen snooker [it’s like pool] fan, an “excellent seamstress” and [...]
Dame Judi Dench was mostly working in British television before kingmaker Harvey Weinstein cast her in the lead role of Queen Victoria in Mrs. Brown, for which she earned the first of seven Oscar nominations. How could she thank Weinstein, the man who had everything? Well, Dench got him the... More »
Born in England and a favored goddaughter of Queen Victoria, Princess Sophia Duleep Singh was thoroughly British. Yet she was also Indian — her father had signed his kingdom over to the British Empire — and that left Sophia caught between identities, something it would take her half...
Queen Victoria (1843). Franz Xaver Winterhalter (German, 1805-1873).via Books and Art I always heard that Queen Victoria was a pretty girl but I'd only seen images of her from her old age. Now in this, ‘the secret picture’, for her husband's 24th birthday, I see it is true.
Nicole Kidman and her husband Keith Urban share a super cute kiss on stage at the stroke of midnight during the ET Canada New Year’s Eve 2015 show on Thursday (January 1) at Queen Victoria Park in Niagara Falls, Canada. The 47-year-old singer performed in front of 60,000 people that night and brought along his [...]
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