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Eating with your fingers

“Natalie was nervous because I had explained that she would be treated differently because she was white, that she would have to work harder than other girls to gain my parents’ trust. 781 more words


Victoria Recap: Have You Come to Give Me a Lesson in Government?

On Sunday night, the first two episodes of Victoria, “Doll 123” and “Ladies in Waiting,” premiered on PBS, filling the time slot left over when… 1,406 more words

Kensington Palace

January 16: Arthur, Duke of Connaught Dies

On this day, January 16, in 1942, Arthur, Duke of Connaught died at Bagshot Park in Surrey, the current home of Edward, Earl of Wessex and his family. 615 more words

Queen Victoria


We were still reeling from the sheer size of the Gold Buddha, these are a few pictures of the exterior of the building it’s housed in. 256 more words

Daisy Goodwin's "Victoria" Reigns Supreme

I’m all about the royals.

Whether I’m binge-watching The Crown, fangirling over Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, or breaking the news to Riggins that his reign as king doesn’t actually extend beyond our front door, I’m always looking for ways to weave a bit more royalty into my day. 579 more words


Steamship Sunday - The Battle of Jutland

H.M.S. Lion, flagship of Admiral David Beatty, leads the British battle cruisers at Jutland,
31 May – 1 June 1916. Painting by Lionel Wyllie

Involving some 250 ships and 100,000 men, this battle off Denmark’s North Sea coast was the only major naval surface engagement of World War I. 595 more words


Royal Albert Hall

We saw a Cirque du Soleil performance yesterday afternoon at the Royal Albert Hall in central London:

We’ve been there before to concerts, but it dawned on me that I could not recall ever seeing the… 164 more words