Tag: Britain

Queen Victoria: A timeline

Posted by Published on May 30, 2018

On May 24, 2019 it will be the 200th anniversary of the birth of “the grandmother of Europe”, Queen Victoria. On this occasion let’s go back on its history… Queen Victoria reigned over the United Kingdom 63 years and seven months, a record beaten by the current Queen Elizabeth II, who ascended the throne in 1952. The long reign of Victoria remains associated with an…

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The Bridgeman archive is home to some beautiful, and at times haunting, photographs of cityscapes and renowned monuments, in London and around the world. Take a journey through history with this selection of stunning black and white shots from Mirrorpix: the picture library and photographic archive from The Daily Mirror, offering more than a century of historical and contemporary editorial images and photojournalism. Featured: This is one of my favourite photographs…

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Leighton House Museum: A Victorian Obsession

Posted by Published on February 10, 2015

A seductive antidote to the hustle and bustle of modern life, Leighton House beckons visitors to conceive of a different world view, where the adoration of beauty is paramount and time is purely a concept to be played with. President of the Royal Academy, Frederic, Lord Leighton travelled widely and was heavily influenced by the orient – a trait typical among his contemporaries.  Back in…

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