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The Victoria Letters - H. Rappaport/D. Goodwin

I’m a bit conflicted about this, to be honest.

As can be told by the jacket design, this is the official companion to the good-but-not-amazing ITV series… 348 more words


Wine, Words & Wednesday No. 102

Today’s words come to us from Edward VII, King of Great Britain from 1901 to 1910.

Edward was the eldest son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.   446 more words


The Truth by Jane Lark ~ a free book exclusive to my blog ~ part thirty-one

The Truth

© Jane Lark Publishing rights belong to Jane Lark,

this should not be recreated in any form without prior consent from Jane Lark… 1,645 more words


“Unsuitable For Publication: Editing Queen Victoria” (Yvonne M. Ward)

Yvonne M. Ward, the author of this book, during her PhD thesis preparation noticed that there was so little of Queen Victoria’s personality revealed in the officially published correspondence. 283 more words

Book Review

October 14, 1842: Croton Water Celebration; 1862: Mixing Water with Milk; 1859: Dedication of Glasgow Water Supply

October 14, 1842: Celebration of the delivery of the Croton water supply to New York City. “Two days before the holiday Hone wrote in his diary: ‘Nothing is talked of or thought of in New York but Croton water; fountains, aqueducts, hydrants, and hose attract our attention and impede our progress through the streets. 823 more words


The 116 year old cake!

The Keep Military Museum is full of interesting and sometimes surprising items. This week our Mystery Object was difficult to guess and is a part of the collection that is often missed. 184 more words