The Royal Women

Queen Victoria and the American Civil War

Her Majesty Queen Victoria was on the throne when the American Civil War was raging on; the Confederate States of America (CSA) falsely believed that the British would come to their aid because of their overconfidence in the British need of the country’s cotton. They believed “cotton is king” and would help them gain allies [read more]

The Royal Women

The funeral of Queen Victoria

The new Queen consort, born Alexandra of Denmark, refused to be acknowledged as Queen and would not let anyone kiss her hand until after the funeral. Queen Victoria had left written instructions for her funeral, down to the model of the coffin. The day after her death, her body was moved to her normal bed [read more]