The Royal Commission for the Great Exhibition of 1851

When focusing on historical events, it’s very easy to look at what happened and ignore the faces behind it – something that can often happen with the Great Exhibition of 1851. When taking a quick glance at the event, you couldn’t be blamed for thinking that it was predominantly Prince Albert’s event. But was this …

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‘The White Elephant’: How accurate was ITV’s Victoria episode on the Great Exhibition of 1851?

Everyone loves a period drama and we all know that ITV’s Victoria, starring Jenna Coleman and Tom Hughes as our beloved Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, is my absolute favourite. But just how accurate is it? Last year I wrote a guest post focusing on the accuracy of one of the episodes in season one …

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On this day: The Wedding of Victoria and Albert

February 10th 1840 marked a monumental day for Victorian England that would change not only the expectations for royal weddings at that time, but would lay the foundations for the ways weddings take place today. After proposing to him in October 1839, Queen Victoria was finally preparing to marry her beloved Prince Albert at St …

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Osborne House: Nursery Sitting Room & Nursery Bedroom

This week sees part four of my Osborne House tour go live, and this week I’m focusing on the nursery sitting room and bedroom! The nursery suite at Osborne House helps provide an insight into Victoria and Albert’s relationship with their children. The suite was placed immediately above Victoria and Albert’s private apartments which helped …

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Ten history blogs and podcasts I’m loving at the moment!

Hello and happy Saturday! I thought I’d do something a little different for today’s posts… It’s almost five months since I created Shauna does History, and I have really begun to embrace it in the last couple of months. Lockdown has had a real impact on introducing me to history bloggers and podcasts that I …

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Osborne House: Drawing Room & Billiard Room

Part three of my tour of Osborne House looks at another two incredible rooms – the drawing room and the billiard room. The drawing room is another personal favourite of mine in the house, with some of my favourite statues! Drawing Room “Extremely handsome, with its yellow damask satin curtains and furniture to match” Queen …

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REVIEW: Prince Albert: The Man who Saved the Monarchy by A.N Wilson

A.N Wilson is an English biographer, novelist and journalist. Over his lifetime he has released over 40 works in both fiction and non-fiction whilst also appearing as an occasional columnist for Daily Mail, Telegraph, London Evening Standard and The Observer to name just a few. I discovered Wilson’s work in the past year, as both …

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