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“Few episodes of cultural collision in Victoria’s reign were more extreme.” – Author Paul Thomas Murphy discusses Shooting Victoria

In June 1840, when Victoria was pregnant but had no living children, the succession would have passed to Ernest, her widely-loathed eldest uncle. I can’t help but wonder, then, whether, hearing of the news of the failed attempt, Ernest thanked God – or cursed. 2,308 more words

The Sons of Queen Victoria.

The four sons of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, Albert Edward, Prince of Wales later he would rule as King Edward VII, Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh then he succeeded his uncle as Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, Prince Arthur Duke of Connaught and Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany.


The Heir And The Spare Who Became King.

Here we have two brothers firstly Prince George of Wales (who would later become King George V) and his elder brother Prince Albert Victor of Wales, Duke of Clarence and Avondale. 505 more words


Weekly Photo Challenge: Trio

Birmingham – City of Statues

To try and tempt people the official guidebooks are keen to remind visitors that it has more canals than Venice, more trees than the Bois de Boulogne, it has the Royal Ballet and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. 32 more words


770. Victoria's clone

At last! Deep in the recesses of the British Museum, proof has emerged of what has long been suspected: Queen Victoria was cloned. A photograph was found twixt the pages of an early copy of a book once on the… 103 more words


A Petition to the Queen

Food for Thought?

The following extract is from a Petition by Parliament to Queen Victoria,  dated 30th October, 1840, relating to the war in Syria. 171 more words