All you Anglophiles are in for a treat in June when Queen Elizabeth celebrates her "Diamond Jubilee"--60 years on the throne. The only other queen to celebrate such a long reign was Queen Victoria, who was queen from June 20, 1837 through January 22, 1901.
Queen Elizabeth has released to the public, Queen Victoria's Scrapbook, a fascinating online look into the life of Victoria.
Through documents from the Royal Archives, paintings and photographs from the Royal Collection, audio and film clips, learn about Queen Victoria's life and reign...Check it out!
I was always intrigued by the idea that the solemn looking Queen Victoria had a family of nine children. How did she remain, at least to the camera, so unruffled? If your interests run in the same direction, make sure you pick up our copy of Victoria's Daughters by Jerrold M. Packard [920 PAC].
Image courtesy Library of Congress.