Emma of Waldeck and Pyrmont

The young Queen meets the old Queen

In the early morning of 27 April 1895, the royal yacht De Valk brought two Countesses van Buren from Vlissingen to Queenborough. The Countesses were, in fact, Queen Emma and the 14-year-old Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands. From Queenborough, the Queens took the train to London where they were received by the Prince of Wales [read more]

Book Reviews

The Right to Rule and the Rights of Women: Queen Victoria and the Women’s Movement by Arianne Chernock Book Review

Queen Victoria, who reigned from 1837 until 1901, would have been the perfect forerunner for the women’s movement but unfortunately, the nineteenth-century feminists were to be disappointed. Queen Victoria condemned the women’s rights movement with the words, “the movement of the present day to place women in same position as to profession – as men” [read more]

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The Royal Women

The Year of Queen Victoria Roundup

I hope you have found The Year of Queen Victoria as interesting as I have. We have looked at the circumstances surrounding her birth, her stifling childhood, her accession to the throne at the age of just 18 and her subsequent marriage to Prince Albert. Their many children married all over Europe, earning Victoria the [read more]