♡ Queen Victoria’s Stockings ♡
As promised, here are a pair of Queen Victoria’s stockings that I personally own. They were worn by her when she was younger, judging from the size. They are silk and have a beautiful crown embroidered on the side, with her initials VR underneath. I was lucky enough to win these at an auction last year. Victoria often only wore her stockings a few times, and then would give them to her ladies in waiting. They are so dainty and feminine!
There is another pair just like this that she wore at Kensington Palace on display. I remember the first time I went, I saw them and said to myself that I’d love to own something of hers like the stockings...and my wish came true. I also own a painting of King Henry VIII done in 1546-in his lifetime. Definitely my two prized possessions. Do you have any Royal collector’s items? Please let me know in the comments below! I’d love to hear them ♡
Victoria Birthday part 2
Victoria Sponge Cake is actually named after her, as it was her favorite cake. I adore Victoria Sponge, it’s my favorite type of cake as well! Victoria was a patron of the arts; she loved music, the theatre, poetry, art, and dancing. She was a very talented artist herself actually. Victoria does have a few connections to the Tudors...
1. She was the first British monarch since King Henry VIII to visit France.
2. She idolized Queen Elizabeth I, and considered ruling as she did, until she fell in love with Albert.
3. She opened Hampton Court Palace to the public in 1838.
4. She gave a proper grave site to Anne Boleyn to honor her.
Victoria is just one of my favorites. I highly recommend going to Kensington Palace if you can. I spend hours there every time I go. It’s actually where I first discovered and fell in love with her. I am lucky enough to say that I own a pair of her stockings that she actually wore when she was younger. They are silk and have her initials embroidered on the sides. I’ll have to post a photo! Victoria, like all of us, had her flaws. She had a very hot temper, but I think a lot of it was due to her childhood and bitterness towards losing Albert. Still, to me, she was an amazing person-every inch a Queen! Happy Birthday to Her Majesty Queen Victoria✨
♡ Queen Victoria’s Birthday ♡
I know this isn’t anything Tudor related, but I adore Queen Victoria, she is one of my favorite Queens and historical figures, so I couldn’t not post this.
Otd, May 24, 1819, Queen Victoria was born. Victoria was Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from June 20, 1837 when she was just 18 years old, until her death. On May 1, 1876, she also got the additional title of Empress of India. The Victorian era is actually named after her, and she is the great-great grandmother of our current Queen, Elizabeth II. Victoria had a somewhat tragic childhood. Her dad died when she was just one, so she was brought up at Kensington Palace by her mother and her mother’s advisor, Sir John Conroy. Sir John was not a very nice person, he thought women weren’t fit to rule and would try to make Victoria give the throne to her mother so he could basically rule England. Victoria held her own though, and didn’t give in. The two set up very strict rules for Princess Victoria. She wasn’t allowed to leave the Palace, and she rarely spoke to anyone except her baroness and dog, Dash. Her mom also forced her to share a bedroom with her until she was queen. Her prison life ended when her uncle, King William IV, died, making Victoria Queen. She then entered a fairytale when she met and fell in love with her cousin, Prince Albert. The two married in 1840, and had nine children together. She was so in love with him that when he died in 1861, she didn’t return to public life for a few years-which was a huge deal for a Monarch, and would still have fresh water brought to his room at Windsor every day until she died. She also wore black every day after Albert’s death. Victoria was a very good Queen. Without her and Albert, England’s Industrial Revolution would have never happened. She really brought England into the modern age. She loved animals, and made laws protecting cats and officially declared them a house pet. In fact, during one of her jubliees, she let all the prisoners in London out except for one man, who was convicted of hurting animals. Later life life, Victoria actually tried to help catch Jack the Ripper. Continued... ♡
Prince William leads service to mark Manchester bombing anniversary and minutes of silence
There Duke of Cambridge and Theresa May were among those attending a service of remembrance at Manchester Cathedral, along with families of the victims, the injured, the first responders to the scene, civic leaders and other national figure
Manchester bombing anniversary: Remembrance service and minute's silence
Prince William and Prime Minister Theresa May were among those attending a service of remembrance at Manchester Cathedral on the first anniversary of the Arena bomb terror attack .
Families of those killed, the injured, first responders to the scene, civic leaders and other national figures were also at the service.
Before the cathedral fell into silence, the Dean of Manchester, Rogers Govender, said: "In this service we come together as people of different faiths and none, as we remember with love before God those whose lives were lost, and those whose lives have been changed forever and have to live with the terrible memories of that day 12 months ago. "There is a land of the living and a land of the dead, and the bridge between them is love: the only survival, the only meaning." Huge crowds watched proceedings on a big screen in nearby Cathedral Gardens, while the service will also be screened at York Minster, Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral and Glasgow Cathedral. ￼Prince William at the National Service of Commemoration at Manchester Cathedral
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Daughters of the Winter Queen is a sweeping narrative encompassing political intrigue, illicit love affairs and even a murder mystery. Author Nancy Goldstone tells the riveting story of Mary, Queen of Scots,and her four defiant daughters. Well researched and written, it’s a fascinating read for anyone interested in the volatile period of history in which Mary and her family lived.
Did you know that Anne never walked in on Jane sitting on Henry’s lap? Nor did the event even happen. This rumor is totally untrue and false. It was started by a woman named Jane Dormer, who was a lady in waiting to Mary I in the 1550s, who was born in 1538, two years after Anne’s death. What caused Anne’s miscarriage in 1536 was her thinking Henry was dead in his jousting accident, not this so called “incident,” that never happened. Jane also never received a necklace with Henry’s portrait in it, nor did Anne ever rip it off her or get into fights with her. There is no evidence to support any of this. The necklace rumor was first written by a man named Thomas Fuller in "History of the Worthies of England". He was born in 1608 and the book was released in the 17th century. 100 years after all this supposedly was said to have happened. Jane Dormer, the woman responsible for starting the lap rumor, was also the one who said that there were, “scratching and bye blows between the queen and her maid." Again, she was born in 1538, so she would have no idea. George Wyatt, Thomas Wyatt’s grandson, supposedly wrote about the lap incident as well in his book, The Life of Queen Anne Boleigne” in George Cavendish’s “The Life of Cardinal Wolsey.” Wyatt was born in 1553, so the rumor started by Mary’s maid would have been well known by the time he became an adult. His book is actually very inaccurate and many things have been proven false by historians. He was the one who wrote the sixth finger rumor we now know isn’t true. People actually questioned Jane Dormer about how she knew all this later in life, and she said she couldn’t remember. People said she became crazy in her old age and would ramble about many untrue things. There were many rumors started during the Boleyns rise, and even more when they fell and the Seymours took their place. All these claims just sound like silly court gossip to me. Contrary to popular belief, Jane and Henry were never together and Henry never showed any interest in her, until after Anne’s execution. There is no evidence that Henry cheated on Anne either, just Anne’s paranoia and court gossip ♡
CASHING IN: Some Non VIP Guests at the Royal Wedding are selling their goody Bag on Ebay😁
A small number of gift bags given to guests at the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's wedding are being sold online.
Nine auctions can currently be found on the website eBay - with some listings reaching more than £1,000.
The bags were given to 2,640 members of the public invited into the grounds of Windsor Castle for the wedding on 19 May, but not the 600 chapel guests.
Contents of the bags include the order of service booklet and a tube of "handbag shortbread".
One listing reads: "Don't miss out on this limited once in a life time opportunity to have a piece of royal history."
Another, seemingly posted by the Swindon Night Shelter, promised all proceeds would go towards meeting "the complex needs of those homeless and vulnerable in Swindon and the surrounding area".
Other items given to the guests include a bottle of water, a chocolate coin, a fridge magnet, a badge and a 20% off voucher for the Windsor Castle gift shop.
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