Tagged: Queen Victoria

The illuminating history of lighting

Osborne lit up at night
Posted:
6 November 2017
Posted By:
Tom Moriarty
Categories:
History Uncovered, Things To Do

Forget the cold - the worst thing about winter is the dark. You wake up in the dark and get home in the dark. If you work indoors, you may sneak a slither of sunlight at lunchtime if you’re lucky, but that's your lot. The NHS estimates that 1 in 15 people get Seasonal Affective Disorder in the UK ...

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Things to do in July 2017

Posted:
29 June 2017
Posted By:
Jamie Bellinger
Categories:
Things To Do

Summer is in full swing, and there's lots going on at our historic places all across England. As the school holidays begin, our Medieval Knights Season gets underway with live jousts and knights tournaments. New openings at Hailes Abbey, Osborne and St Augustine's Abbey are bringing the stories of o...

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In search of Queen Victoria’s favourite flower

Detail from portait of Victoria reduced copy by W. Warman, after Thomas Sully watercolour, (1838) © National Portrait Gallery, London
Posted:
18 January 2017
Posted By:
Toby Beasley
Categories:
Behind the Scenes

As Head Gardener at Osborne I’m often looking for period plants (ones which were available before Queen Victoria’s death in 1901) or specific varieties from the archives. I had a vague memory that one of Queen Victoria’s favourite flowers was the violet, so I decided to do some research. Ag...

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