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Have you read "Adam Bede"?

I like reading Novels and I’m quite a fan of “Victorian literature”. That “golden age” of novel writing has always fascinated me.

The literature of Victorian era beautifully depicts the social, moral and political aspects of that society. 57 more words

My Thoughts

LondonLife - Artistic eyes gaze upon us...

Eighteenth century artists William Hogarth and Joshua Reynolds gaze down from the facade of the V&A in South Kensington. The Victoria and Albert Museum was established in 1852 – capitalising on the success of the Great Exhibition the previous year – and moved to its current site in 1857. 62 more words


All Fail the Queen!

1820’s – 1870 saw a Britain highly provincialized (105). Late 1820’s to 1914, Victoria stepped away from politics. While other Euro royalty was trying to assert real power, the English Crown simply asserted ceremony (w/out the power); “the premiere cavalcade of impotence” (121). 414 more words


Prince Albert Memorial

Commissioned by Queen Victoria, in memory of her late husband Prince Albert, who died of typhoid in 1861. Designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott, it was opened July 1872, but the statue of Albert wasn’t ceremonially seated till 1875. 11 more words


Birmingham and Belfast - Déjà Vu

In my previous post I showed you a picture of a statue of Queen Victoria in the UK city of Birmingham.  I couldn’t help thinking that she looked very familiar and then it occured to me that I had seen her only a few weeks previously in Belfast… 34 more words


Weekly Photo Challenge - Half and Half (2)

My second contribution to this weeks photo challenge are these images of two statues in the entrance to Leeds Town Hall of Queen Victoria and her husband Prince Albert. 37 more words


When Edward Lear taught art to Queen Victoria

Sometimes, as I am researching, I come across incidents that startle me with their absolute whimsy. Yesterday, I discovered that Edward Lear, the author of… 329 more words