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Second Draft: Cannons were fired on Île-Ste-Hélène to honour Queen Victoria

Queen Victoria ascended the throne in 1837 and now, on Jan. 22, 1901, she was dead. Generations of Montrealers, like others among her subjects around the world, had known no other monarch. 607 more words

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Blind Superpowers. Scott or Amundsen.


Who was the first to set foot on both Poles, North and South?

Textbooks teach us it was the Norwegian Roald Amundsen. And history does not deny that, although it tells a somewhat different story. 422 more words

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Mary Anne Disraeli: the Woman Behind the Man

Why is a Victorian carriage door prominently displayed on a wall at Hughenden, the country home of Queen Victoria’s friend and Prime Minister, Benjamin Disraeli? The Prime Minister himself removed it from the carriage and preserved it as a tribute to his wife, Mary Anne. 519 more words

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Celebrate the Victorian Age

Victoria Day

Queen Victoria was the Queen of the Great Britain and the British Empire from 1837-1901 and was the longest serving British monarch until recently surpassed by Queen Elizabeth II. 315 more words

Jane Austen Is NOT A Victorian

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies will be hitting theaters next weekend. A number of reviews, I predict will refer to Austen or Pride and Prejudice as Victorian. 59 more words


RMS Queen Victoria by dbrenton

Cunard liner Queen Victoria berthed at Southampton before embarking on her 2016 world cruise.

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Day 29 - The End is Nigh

Today is definitely one of those days when I would not even have considered going out for a run, was it not for Janathon. But the end is nigh and it would be a shame to give up now. 305 more words