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Victorians

Queen Victoria (1819-1901) by Richard Rothwell (1800-1868) after Thomas Sully

Who was Queen Victoria? What was her role in the British Empire?

Queen Victoria presided over a time of industrial expansion, educational advances, the abolition of slavery and workers' welfare. She reigned from 1837-1901 Queen Victoria was the matriarch of the British Empire. She epitomised the values of...
Queen Victoria's Garden terrace Osborne House, Isle of Wight

Queen Victoria’s secret garden terrace opens to the public

A garden terrace where Queen Victoria sat and painted watercolours at her Isle of Wight home, Osborne House, is opening to the public Visitors to Queen Victoria’s beloved seaside home on the Isle of Wight...
Victorian Christmas

The Victorian origins of Christmas traditions

Why do we send cards, eat turkey and decorate a tree at Christmas? Here’s our run down of how and why we celebrate the festive season the way we do.

10 facts about the life and rule of Queen Victoria

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