The Royal Women

The death of Queen Victoria

By 1900, Queen Victoria had lost many of her loved ones and had survived three of her children and her beloved husband, Albert. The death of her second son, Prince Alfred, in July 1900 came as a shock to her. She wrote in her journal, “Oh, God! My poor darling Affie gone too. It is a [read more]

Korea

Writings by last Princess of Joseon return home

A collection of 68 writings by Princess Deokon, the last Princess born to King Sunjo and Queen Sunwon before the end of the Kingdom of Joseon (Korea), has returned home to Korea. The writings consist of a book and several letters. The National Hangeul Museum (NHM) and Culture Heritage Administration (CHA) recently announced the acquisition of the [read more]