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The Anaesthetized Queen & the Path to Painless Childbirth

‘Did the epidural hurt?’ I ask Rebecca Rideal—editor of The History Vault—one morning as we sit outside the British Library.

‘Not really.’ She hesitates, clearly wanting to say more without divulging too much information. 1,072 more words

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The Chirurgeon's Apprentice has a posted an article about the introduction of the use of chloroform for childbirth in 1840s Britain. The post describes how Queen Victoria even used chloroform when her seventh child, Prince Leopold, was born. VIctoria's use of the drug helped popularize the drug for childbirth.

Victoria’s Daughters by Jerrold M. Packard

As the title suggested, the book was about Queen Victoria’s five daughters, Vicky, Alice, Helena, Louise and Beatrice. It depicted their lives in three chronical periods, the pre-marital life, marriage life and post-Victorian era life, for some.  352 more words

Books

summertime books of the week...one queen, one little bean, lots of good luck!

Two stories today awash in good luck!

Queen Victoria’s Bathing Machine, words by Gloria Whelan, pictures by Nancy Carpenter
published in 2014 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers… 472 more words

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The Anaesthetized Queen & the Path to Painless Childbirth

‘Did the epidural hurt?’ I ask Rebecca Rideal—editor of The History Vault—one morning as we sit outside the British Library.

‘Not really.’ She hesitates, clearly wanting to say more without divulging too much information. 1,072 more words

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Survival of Monarchies: England Part V

On August 1, 1714 Queen Anne died at the age of 42. Her successor, as designated in the Act of Settlement of 1701 was Princess Sophia of Hanover, who was married to Elector Ernst-August of Hanover. 739 more words

Kings And Queens Of England

Cunard cancels January Queen Victoria cruises

 

 

Cunard has been forced to cancel two cruises by Queen Victoria in the New Year as a result of maintenance work being brought forward by almost a year. 362 more words

Queen Elizabeth

Carisbrooke Castle - a fairytale castle

Carisbrooke Castle, one of the UK’s most perfectly preserved castles, has one of the most difficult access roads ever – a short but steep single track climb with a totally blind, 90 degree turn into the unknown – relying on traffic lights to keep us safe.   339 more words

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