I have recently re-watched the PBS movie
Victoria and also other past versions
about Queen Victoria. What a fascinating
person she was and what about her amazing
husband Albert. He was a great man of
integrity. If you have looked back and
studied the many Kings of England, you
know that was often not the case.
I have been enjoying a display of my King
and Queen tea wares this winter in my kitchen.
I change this display regularly so then
other types come up and these go back down
to the basement tea room. I also made an
ephemera medallion but I know I overdid
this one so others won't be quite so full.
My Fulton friend, Karen who I met through
the Tasha Tudor Facebook Group when
I lived in Colorado Springs, got me
interested in the Victoria and Albert
lusterware pieces that were sold at the
1851 Great Exhibition. Prince Albert was
in charge of this event and oversaw the project.
After reading about the pieces which were
sold as souvenirs at the exhibition and after
seeing Karen's collection, I was smitten!
I have acquired a few pieces.
If you purchased something from the UK,
you know the shipping is what drives your bottom line up. I was able to find this Staffordshire figurine in Georgia, USA
so that helped a lot.
Another friend, has one of these I
had admired at her home.
I just added a 9" plate
which arrived from
England to my
uncle, King William IV died and he had no
living male son as heir to the throne. Two
of her other uncles also did not have
legitimate male heirs so it passed to her.
She was only 18 years old.
She served as Queen from 1837 to 1901 and her name is why it is called the Victorian Era.
1901. His wife was Alexandra.
He served until 1910 and we call his
period the Edwardian Era.
Next we have King George V and his wife
Queen Mary. If you saw the Downton
Abbey movie, they were portrayed in
the story. He served from 1910 until 1935.
Remember the Titanic went down in 1912.
So who comes next?
Remember the King who abdicted to
marry a divorced American woman?
King Edward the VIII was on the
throne for a brief period and then
If you saw the "King's Speech"
that would be George VI.
He served from 1935-1952
And of course Queen Elizabeth -
the present Queen and longest
reign to date! I have really enjoyed
reading about all of these but find
Queen Victoria is a favorite.
If you saw the PBS Historical Documentary
"The Wedding" - you probably found
it fascinating like it did. I have watched it
several times lately. I could barely
keep up with all the history in "The
Queen's Palaces" about the 3 royal
I need to say - I may not have everything
100% correct in this post. I am learning.
Just let me know if something is wrong.
Are you interested in Queen Victoria?