Thursday, 10 March 2011

Victorian Era

Being an Expat in England brings some exciting adventures and fantastic educational experiences for our children. Yesterday, our middle child went on a field trip to a Victorian Museum. He got all dressed up in some Victorian-type clothing (the best that we could put together anyway). :)

<---Here's a photo of him writing with a pen and an inkwell. So much fun!

The Victorian Era was the period in the UK when Queen Victoria reigned from 1837-1901, which was a very prosperous time for Great Britain. The population in the UK more than doubled during her reign, affected mainly by fertility and mortality rates. England was also the first country to undergo the Industrial Revolution during that time.

Queen Victoria married her first cousin, Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (Germany). They supposedly had a very loving marriage in which 9 children were born. Queen Victoria's reign as Queen has lasted longer than that of any other British monarch.

There is SO much to learn about Queen Victoria and the Victorian Era. I could write forever about her and this period in the past.

On the flight here to England this past year, I watched a movie titled The Young Victoria, starring Emily Blunt as Queen Victoria and Rupert Friend as Prince Albert. It was a fantastic movie and I highly recommend you rent it if you have not yet seen it!

[Source: Queen Victoria portrait-Pinterest and Movie Photo - Yahoo Movies]

God Save the Queen! ♥


  1. I loved that movie too - I should watch it again. And how cute is your little guy?! XOL

  2. I watched that movie this past week. I loved it!