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Victoria’s Granddaughters – Princess Ena

I’ve been reading Julia Gelardi’s Born to Rule: Granddaughters of Victoria, Queens of Europe (2004) and am doing a series of posts on Queen Victoria’s five granddaughters, all of whom went on to be European queens themselves. All quotations are from that … Continue reading

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The Great God Pan

Short Story Wednesday! This is going to be my last one for a little while, mostly because I’m starting to get a little bit bored of it, and the ‘short stories’ keep getting progressively longer and longer, which is my … Continue reading

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Wedding Tips

I’m getting married today!!! Please enjoy these tips about courtship, weddings, and marriage from 1904. They were found in the A & C Black book Don’ts For Weddings. Some of these are remarkably forward thinking in terms of treating marriage … Continue reading

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We Are Not Amused

I found this story on Futility Closet's blog here. "In 1878 Queen Victoria invited to lunch an elderly naval officer who was hard of hearing. For a time the two discussed the recent sinking of the naval training ship Eurydice. … Continue reading

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John VI

I found this story on Futility Closet's blog here. The following story is about John VI of Portugal (1767 – 1826), who is a monarch I know next to nothing about. Please let me know if you have any stories … Continue reading

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