Tagged: Queen Victoria

Behind the scenes of ITV’s Victoria with David Oakes

David Oakes as Prince Ernest
Posted:
9 September 2016
Posted By:
English Heritage
Categories:
Your Stories

David Oakes is a British actor who plays Prince Ernest (Prince Albert’s brother) in the new ITV drama Victoria. David is no stranger to playing historical characters, having previously starred in The White Queen and The Living and the Dead. He gave us some insight into his experiences filming the ...

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Victoria: The Queen Beyond the Screen

Jemma Coleman sitting on the throne as Victoria in the new television series. ©ITV
Posted:
24 August 2016
Posted By:
Jenni Black
Categories:
History Uncovered

Who do you picture when you imagine Queen Victoria? A young 18-year-old girl suddenly cast into power? The imposing Empress? The widow heartbroken by the death of Albert? From the Industrial Revolution to the expansion of an empire which ruled over one-third of the globe, England was transformed ...

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How to do afternoon tea like the Victorians

Mrs Beetons recipe for afternoon tea
Posted:
23 August 2016
Posted By:
Sam Bilton
Categories:
Historical How Tos

Tiny cakes and sandwiches, freshly baked scones, buttered toast and a pot of tea - what could be more English? But how, when and why did the ritual of afternoon tea evolve - and how can we recreate it today? Food blogger Sam Bilton explores the institution that is afternoon tea. Time for tea “Th...

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English Monarchs With The Longest Reign

Queen Elizabeth II
Posted:
7 September 2015
Posted By:
Steven Brindle
Categories:
History Uncovered

On 9 September 2015, Queen Elizabeth II became the longest-reigning English monarch in history, breaking Queen Victoria’s record. Who are our other longest-reigning monarchs, how did their reigns change England and Britain, and what can you see of their reigns today? Queen Victoria - Reigned for...

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