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Loch Maree in Scotland

An extract from the book Scottish Highlands, Caribbean Islands, and more

My next spectacular view was of Loch Maree from Glen Docherty, which I had all to myself. 140 more words


Disease to Digest - Haemophilia

Some people will know of this rare disorder because of its prominent feature in European Royalty, or as the textbook example of a recessive X-linked genetic disorder. 1,158 more words


Queen Victoria's Railway Carriage and Charles Dickens' Challenge!

This is where Queen Victoria sat in her carriage- a gold plated dunny,  with decor matching the carriage as a whole:

It is no wonder that Dickens and artists concerned with the “Condition of England” were disturbed at the discrepancy between such opulence and the conditions that 9/10ths of the English population had to endure during this period. 336 more words


I am sailing...

So it is now just a little over a week into my trip on the Queen Victoria from Sydney to Southampton, a journey of 51 days across the Pacific and through the Panama Canal. 658 more words


Prince Albert baptized, 1862.

Ka Haku o Hawaii Baptized.—His Highness, ka Prince of Hawaii was baptized at 10 oʻclock on Saturday, the 23rd of this month at the Palace , by Rev. 127 more words


When to tell: Julia Baird shares her Queen Victoria scoop

I’m an admirer of Julia Baird, host of ABC TV’s The Drum. She has taken on the powerful Sydney Anglicans over their attitude toward women more effectively than most. 323 more words


Bellwork #13

Victorian era:

1.) Obsessed with Egypt  2.) Many new inventions involving steam  3.) Industrial revolution, lots more “leisure time”  4.) Charles Dickens, Robert Lewis Stephenson, and H.G. 251 more words