Tagged: Queen Victoria

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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A history of the Christmas Pudding

Delve into the history of the Christmas Pudding with food blogger Sam Bilton
Posted:
14 November 2016
Posted By:
Sam Bilton
Categories:
Historical How Tos

What would Christmas dinner be without a Christmas pudding? As Stir Up Sunday (the day that you're traditionally supposed to make your pud) approaches, Sam Bilton looks at the origins of the Christmas pudding. She's also found some historical recipes to try at home, including medieval figgy puddi...

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