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The Edwardian Period: a primer

The Edwardian Period began with Queen Victoria’s death in January 1901. With that momentous event, her eldest son became King Edward VII.

While for the last 40 years of her reign Victoria was very much a recluse, Edward VII as monarch was not. 244 more words

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Movie review: Mr. Turner a portrait of the artist by an artist (with video)

Mr. Turner
4 stars out of 5
Starring: Timothy Spall, Paul Jesson, Marion Bailey, Ruth Sheen, Dorothy Atkinson, Martin Savage
Directed by: Mike Leigh
Running time: 150 minutes… 785 more words


365 Project - Day 348

Oh Christmas Tree, oh Christmas Tree.

Evergreen conifers to celebrate Christmas have been popular in Germany since the 15th and 16th century; evergreen wreaths and boughs were used by the Egyptians, Chinese and Hebrews going back to pagan times. 178 more words

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Trees, Traditions and Truth

I love Christmas trees.

I love the way real ones make everything smell woodsy. I love how they add a seasonal bling with lights and baubles. 545 more words

SHOCKINGLY Festive!:The History Of Christmas Lights

Christmas lights have always been a part of the tradition of decorating for the holidays for many, many years, beginning in 18th century Germany, where upper-class homes adopted the Christmas tree, and occasionally decorated with candles, in which they were glued to a tree branch by the wax of the candle that had melted; But some people would have those candles attached with pins.(Now, if you put candles on a certain Christmas tree today, that would certainly cause a REAL fire hazard!) With the introduction of electrification, early electric Christmas lights made their debut in the 1880s, while the illuminated Christmas tree was established in the United Kingdom during the reign of… 195 more words


Victoria's Secret

Splendidly-named builder Dwalin Forkbeard has constructed a sweet Victorian ride. His steampunk Henderson motorcycle (a company that actually started production very shortly after the Victorian era) can be viewed on Flickr, and we’re pleased because it’s allowed us to make a tenuous link to an underwear company that we had to Google purely in the name of research. 16 more words