It's the first Royal Diaries Podcast Blog Takeover!
Today we're sharing about Queen Victoria, so much reign, so much empire and so little podcasting time.
Queen Victoria was the monarch of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 20 June 1837 until her death. From 1 May 1876, she used the additional title of Empress of India. Her reign of 63 years and seven months is known as the Victorian era. It was a period of industrial, cultural, political, scientific, and military change within the United Kingdom, and was marked by a great expansion of the British Empire. She was the last British monarch of the House of Hanover.
There’s been a lot more Victoria in the media in recent years but there’s a critical component to her story that seems to be omitted because it doesn’t fit with the curated image of her being a #RelatableRoyal.
It isn’t all tea and crumpets with her either. Despite having 9 biological children of her own, Victoria was an enthusiastic imperialist and emphasized her role as “mother” of the British Empire.
In our episode “Victoria: May Blossom of Britannia” we explore the idea of how a collection becomes a by-product of empire and what are its results.
Check out our “Victoria: May Blossom of Britannia” episode to learn more!
Oh and it goes without saying, if you don't have the most Victoria item ever (a TEA TOWEL WITH HER FACE ON IT) what are you doing?!
Legit, this was the item that first captured our attention because it's perfect.
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