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Civ 6 Rise and Fall: Scotland Playthrough Pt 1

Hi there everyone. I will admit this is not the account of my first foray into Rise and Fall. I launched a game just after the expansion dropped. 744 more words


5 Things To Do On A Cunard Voyage

Sailing with Cunard, you are guaranteed to travel in style and sail in the footsteps of the great and famous. Whether that be sailing a Transatlantic voyage to New York on Queen Mary 2 or cruising around the Mediterranean on Queen Elizabeth or Queen Victoria, you will never fail to be spoilt by Cunard’s award winning ‘White Star Service’ and the sumptious surroundings. 582 more words

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Papers and Collections of Prince Albert to be Published for the First Time

As I have written elsewhere, I am an ardent admirer of Prince Albert, the husband and consort of Queen Victoria. So I was excited to read that the Royal Collection Trust is in the process of digitizing an enormous collection of his letters, photographs, and papers (both official and private). 519 more words

Nineteenth Century

Sounds Familiar

“You’ve been reading too many romantic novels. Men don’t give their hearts away – they merely lend them.” – Duchess of Buccleuch (Diana Rigg) to her lovelorn niece Wilhelmina (Bebe Cave), Victoria


Rare old film clips of Queen Victoria

According to the accompanying notes, this film of Queen Victoria visiting Dublin was made on this day, April 4th 1900.

The film is a bit blurry in places and it’s quite difficult to see Her Majesty but the crowds and accompanying cavalry are very clear. 129 more words


Royal Ciphers on Postboxes: a Brief Guide

Britain got her first post boxes during the 1850s. Apart from a short period when we posted mail in ‘anonymous’ post boxes, so called as they did not carry a royal cipher, (sometimes spelled cypher), the Post Office quickly settled on using the cipher of the reigning monarch on all letter boxes. 473 more words


UK's abolishment of slavery made many Brits obscenely wealthy

Britain’s colonial shame: Slave-owners given huge payouts after abolition | The Independent

The British government paid out £20m to compensate some 3,000 families that owned slaves for the loss of their “property” when slave-ownership was abolished in Britain’s colonies in 1833. 94 more words