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M.G. Brock surveys the political landscape in Britain in 1837.
Glittering monument to Britain’s colonial achievement or fragile symbol of a fragmenting imperial dream? Jan Piggott charts the efforts to make Joseph Paxton’s Crystal Palace flourish as an ‘Acropolis of Empire’.
Review of the film Young Victoria starring Emily Blunt and Jim Broadbent
Lynne Vallone reviews the life of the woman who has occupied the throne longer than any other individual, and considers the tensions between her private and public selves.
The young Queen was shot at on May 19th, 1849.
A Rosemary O'Day on imagining you're Erasmus and ways of seeing 1450-1600.
Published in 1982
Joseph Hone asks whether, had the Queen shown her Irish subjects greater signs of affection, could the Union have been preserved?
At first allowed by the British politicians “only just as much space as he could stand upon” Queen Victoria’s Consort, nevertheless, succeeded in setting the pattern for modern constitutional monarchy, as G.H.L. LeMay here shows.
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