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Queen Victoria

Victoria was born on May 24, 1819. A month later, after her uncle, the Prince Regent, rejected the names Georgiana, Charlotte, Augusta, and Elizabeth, the baby was christened Alexandrina Victoria, after her godfather Tsar Alexander and her mother Victoire. 1,166 more words

England

A tale of social awkwardness

I’ve been madly reading the Lady Emily Mystery series from Tasha Alexander over the last few weeks. According to my Goodreads shelf, I finished the first in the series in mid-August. 652 more words

Reading

Queen Victoria and the African Princess

St Nicholas Church, built in the middle of the 14th century, is one of the oldest buildings in Brighton. It has also seen its share of some of our city’s most interesting women. 1,268 more words

Yes, women voting - mad & wicked!!

A Mad Wicked Folly by Sharon Biggs Waller Audio by Katharine McEwan
Published by Viking Children’s 1/23/2014 Published by Listening Library

Vicky attends a “Finishing School” in France with only the art classes she sneaks off to keeping her sane. 411 more words

Book Review

Ben & Vicky

What do Queen Victoria and Benjamin Franklin have in Common? Besides the new pictures books that feature each of them, they both loved swimming!

   

Queen Victoria’s Bathing Machine,  written by Gloria Whelan and illustrated by Nancy Carpenter, is written in verse and tells the true story of Queen Victoria’s real dilemma. 150 more words

Picture Book

A Victorian Adventure - or Two!

Both Year 2 classes and the Year 2 staff arrived at school dressed in Victorian-style clothing this morning. 2H headed off to Wisbech Castle to experience life as trainee servants in a Victorian home whilst 2W had a taste of what it would be like to be a schoolchild in Victorian times. 58 more words

Monochrome Madness -- Week 32

I went back to our first trip to Ireland in 2002 for this week’s entry to Laura and Leanne’s Monochrome Madness Challenge over on Leanne’s website… 135 more words

Travel