Tagged: Osborne

Stories of our Statues

Posted:
1 July 2019
Posted By:
English Heritage
Categories:
History Uncovered

Myths, legends and folklore are intricately linked with the stories of England's past. But while a lot of these are carried through generational stories and historical literature, tangible associations live on at the historic places we care for. Through the statues at our sites, we can see represent...

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The history of Osborne myrtle in royal weddings

Posted:
26 April 2018
Posted By:
Hannah Silverman
Categories:
History Uncovered

Since the reign of Queen Victoria there has been something that ties most English royal weddings together - and we're not talking about a white dress or a handsome groom. Myrtle, a delicate white flower that grows at Osborne, has been the flower of choice for royal brides since t...

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Royal babies and growing up with the Queen

Painting of Queen Victoria and Albert and five of their children. This was hung in the Dining Room at Osborne. Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2018
Posted:
2 April 2018
Posted By:
Dr Andrew Hann
Categories:
History Uncovered

Regardless of the historical period, royal babies tend to catch the world's attention. Indeed, much of the way modern royals are raised follows the examples set by their ancestors - particularly Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, who modernised royal child's play as we know it today. The children...

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