Queen Victoria’s Jubilees

During the two Victorian Jubilees, writes Joanna Richardson, Britain enjoyed an imperial grandeur which was displayed in the Queen’s celebrations.

William Ewart Lockhart, Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee Service, Westminster Abbey, 21 June 1887On Tuesday, June 20th, 1837, at six o’clock in the morning, a girl of eighteen was woken from her sleep at Kensington Palace. The Archbishop of Canterbury and Lord Conyngham had arrived from Windsor, and wished to see her.

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