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10 Suprising Facts About Weddings

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By Jessica Hagy

The bouquet; the garter toss; that something blue pinned to your dress: Have you ever taken a second to consider the purpose of all of these deeply instilled wedding traditions? 404 more words

Weddings

The Start

As of yet I do not have a title for the book I plan to write which is unusual for me as that is the way I start. 504 more words

19th Century

Langleys Yard opens in Shoreditch

The room above the Crown and Shuttle pub in Shoreditch High Street has had a makeover. Now, when you wander upstairs and through the door on the right, you step right back into Victorian London. 188 more words

Gin

The Albert Memorial and The Royal Albert Hall

14 pics.  Prince Albert, husband of Queen Victoria, was much missed by the queen when he died.  Victoria was taken by long years of mourning and fell into a long period of personal decline.  48 more words

General

Have a Victorian Christmas at the Milton Keynes Museum

If you’re looking for a special festive treat this Christmas, you’ll find all the magic you could wish for at Milton Keynes Museum’s Victorian Christmas days. 197 more words

News

The Queen with shock and awe

I recently finished Victoria, A Life, by A.N. Wilson. The first biography of Queen Victoria I’d read, I found it full of jaw-dropping surprises. She was not at all what I expected–only her taste in interior decoration fit the stereotype. 60 more words

Biography

Historian reveal: Queen Victoria and A servant John Brown never slept

The monarch’s biographer, AN Wilson, believes that the couple ‘hugged one another and slept together’ but that the relationship was never consummated

He said: ‘I don’t believe Queen Victoria had full sexual relations with Brown. 487 more words

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