Tagged: Queen Victoria

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. As the young...

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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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