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Massive 13-metre Waterloo Cartoon emerges from Royal Academy stores for Waterloo Bicentenary | Culture24

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At more than 13 metres wide and three metres high, The Meeting of Wellington and Blücher after the Battle of Waterloo, 1858-1859, is also one of the largest and most detailed cartoons to survive in the UK. 227 more words

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10 Of The Weirdest Things You Didn’t Know About The Queen Mary 2

Story by Cruise.co.uk

She’s big, she’s posh and she cost lots of dosh (approx $300,000 per berth = a heck of a lot!).

When it comes to the flagship liner in Cunard’s fleet of three, the above is all plain to see, even if you’ve only ever clapped eyes on her on a postcard from a gloating relative! 1,570 more words

Cruise Ship

Quotable Women ~ April 25th

“The Queen is most anxious to enlist everyone in checking this mad, wicked folly of ‘Women’s Rights’. It is a subject which makes the Queen so furious that she cannot contain herself.” 14 more words


Gallus Glasgow V: Victoria

George Square

Queen Victoria in George Square

Queen Victoria at GRI

Twelve statues stand in George Square in the centre of Glasgow. Only one is of a woman – Queen Victoria. 152 more words


Invitation To A Funeral

Dracula author Bram Stoker died 103 years ago on May 20th. Twice a year, on Bram’s birthday and death day, I think about the author and his infamous vampire creation Count Dracula; two of the greatest influences on my life. 555 more words

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The Italian Garden, London

Originally, the Kensington Gardens were part of the grounds of the Kensington Palace, the birthplace of Queen Victoria. During her reign her husband, Albert, commissioned the lovely Italian Gardens as a gift to his beloved and work was completed in 1860. 76 more words

Steam Tour