Victorians

Victorian Christmas traditions

Victorian Christmas traditions: The origins of some of our favourite festivities

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.
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The Queen at Balmoral: Her Highland haven

On 8 September, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II passed away peacefully at Balmoral Castle, her beloved holiday home in the Highlands... Words: Sally Coffey When the Queen’s coffin left Balmoral, it passed slowly through the villages...
Balmoral Castle

Royal Deeside: Scotland’s Victorian Heritage Trail

Janice Hopper follows the Victorian Heritage Trail in Royal Deeside, Scotland, to discover the land that Queen Victoria fell hopelessly in love with When Queen Victoria wanted somewhere to escape to, it was to Royal Deeside in...
WQueen Victoria and Prince Albert in a painting by Edwin Landseer depecting the couple at Windsor Castle

Queen Victoria and Prince Albert: a royal love story

From their early courtship to Albert’s untimely death, the love affair between Queen Victoria and Prince Albert showed a warmer side to the Queen Though their affection for each other has been well documented –...
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...
Queen Victoria. Credit: Creative Commons

10 facts about the life and rule of Queen Victoria

By the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain
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