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11th March 1830 - Victoria Learns She Is Heir To The Throne

Until she was eleven years old, Victoria had never been told that she was going to become Queen, although she might have guessed. As Victoria grew older, and less of a child however, the need to gently inform her of her great future became much discussed and pressured on Victoria’s mother, the Duchess of Kent. 494 more words

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Marie Corelli: ‘the idol of suburbia'

As Women’s History Month comes to a close I’m posting an excerpt from Wilde’s Women that describes the remarkable and hugely successful Victorian novelist Marie Corelli. 798 more words

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On This Day: March 29, 2017

March 29th is

Lemon Chiffon Cake Day

Manatee Appreciation Day

Niagara Falls Runs Dry Day *

Whole Grain Sampling Day *

Little Red Wagon Day * 1,405 more words


Women in History: March 29th


1461 – Queen Margaret of Anjou is defeated at the Battle of Townton by young Edward of York, who is then crowned King Edward IV. 268 more words


Kensington Palace

Kensington Gardens is one of my favourite parks in London. In addition to being a stunning park, it’s also home to the Kensington Palace. 295 more words


Victorianism and Charles Dickens

What a fabulous week to be able to jump in and explore all those amazing connections between the Victorian Age and Sydney our home city: The Queen Victoria Building, Victoria Road, Albert Road, The Palace Gardens… the list goes on. 243 more words

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Cunard Promises The World in 2019

PHOTO: Queen Victoria will see the world in 2019

Cunard is throwing one amazing opportunity at your feet: The chance to tour the world at a leisurely pace. 343 more words

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