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The Middle Child: Helena, Princess of Schleswig-Holstein

Some of Queen Victoria’s children are burned into history books via their dynastic importance. Others are referenced as mere links between Britain and the continent, becoming the parents of later European rulers who were key to World War I. 1,399 more words

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Everything you need to know about The Limehouse Golem

There’s a murderer on the loose and Bill Nighy’s going on a monster hunt… 562 more words


Silly Scottish/English Jokes

Vile Blogger Stuart Campbell (Wings over Scotland), for whom I have a high regard, appears to be indisposed for a few days. So since I’m by profession a linguist, here’s a Scottish/English joke to cheer him up: 258 more words

The Princess Royal's Wedding photograph

Queen Victoria, Prince Albert and The Princess Royal, Victoria pose in the outfits they wore to the princesses wedding on the 25th January 1858. This picture was actually taken a few days prior to the wedding in preparation. 14 more words


The second season of Victoria

Here is the trailer of the second season of the British television series Victoria. It looks good.



In a previous post, the #RhodesMustFall movement appeared to be the pinnacle of anti-colonial movements at institutions in South Africa and the United Kingdom. The proposal of removing the statue of Cecil Rhodes, the former Prime Minister of the Cape Colony and ardent imperialist, grew in popularity over the past several years. 646 more words


The Example of Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen

If there was ever a woman you could forget was queen of the United Kingdom, meet Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen. Wife of William IV and queen consort for a mere seven years, it’s easy to overlook her role in the British Royal Family if for no other reason than it’s easy to forget her husband’s reign. 1,657 more words

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