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"Victoria's Secret"

I really can’t improve on the title The Economist gave this article about Queen Victoria’s panties, which recently sold at auction for about $10,000.

Underwear For Sale

Nowadays, Americans are so materialistic that they’ll go to great measures to own anything once belonging to someone famous.

For example, many girls between ages 10-16 would go crazy over Harry Styles’ used tissue. 142 more words


October 14, 1842: Croton Water Celebration; 1862: Mixing Water with Milk; 1859: Dedication of Glasgow Water Supply

October 14, 1842: Celebration of the delivery of the Croton water supply to New York City. “Two days before the holiday Hone wrote in his diary: ‘Nothing is talked of or thought of in New York but Croton water; fountains, aqueducts, hydrants, and hose attract our attention and impede our progress through the streets. 822 more words


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


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


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

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