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Queen Victoria's Constitutional Monarchy

Here is a post that I recently contributed to The Maple Monarchist. It is actually a much older piece from my political science days at the University of Calgary, discussing the reign of Queen Victoria.   14 more words


Statues and Memorials in London: Queen Victoria (Kensington Palace)

There are a number of Statues of Queen Victoria in London. This one stands just outside the grounds of Kensington Palace. It is of the newly crowned Queen Victoria, aged 18, in her coronation robes. 70 more words


The Classic English Scone

Afternoon tea without a scone and a dollop of Devon Clotted Cream is an aberration. Wouldn’t you agree?

And we know that recently scones have come in assorted shapes and designer flavours – to whit: Bacon and maple syrup scones. 81 more words

Food And Beverage

Lost London - The London Colosseum...

Designed by architect Decimus Burton (he of the Kew Palm House fame), the London Colosseum was a vast, 16-sided domed structure erected in the 1820s to the east of Regent’s Park to house a panoramic view of the city. 334 more words


Victorian-era jewelry motifs

In celebration of our Baltimore location’s upcoming Victorian Trunk Show, we are happy to feature guest blogger Cas Webber today.  Cas is the manager of our Baltimore store and has researched Victorian fashion trends in preparation for her show, which runs Jan 30-Feb 15 at our… 436 more words


The Young Victoria (2009)

Film reviews are subjective. I tend to rate films not according to how “perfect” they are, seem to be, or are said to be in general but rather to how perfect they are to me. 161 more words

Arts And Entertainment

Let Them Eat Cake...100 years of baking with the wonderful WI

This is the original text for a feature I’ve written to celebrate the  Centenary of the WI for the February issue of WI Life magazine. It goes out to all members but I thought it might be interesting for non-WI members to read the piece in full here… (the photos I have used come from other sources) 1,739 more words

Food History