A Very Victorian Christmas – Part 3


Like with the pantomime, the origins of Santa Claus lie far further back that the 1800s, but the Santa that we all know today is very much based on the Victorian version of this embodiment of gift giving.

July 10, 2019 Helga

A Very Victorian Christmas – Part 2


Christmas Crackers That’s right, the Christmas cracker is another holiday tradition first enacted during the 19th century, though it certainly went through a process of evolution before it became the snappy contraption that we have with our festive feasts...

May 15, 2019 Helga

A Very Victorian Christmas – Part 1


During the Victorian era we saw many new advancements across the world, steam power and electricity were flinging society forward and changing the way in which everyone lived out their lives.

March 15, 2019 Helga

Victorian Architecture – Part 2


As we saw in part one of this blog, it is impossible to group all the homes built in Victorian times as of the same genre. It very much depended on where the building was and whom it was...

February 25, 2019 Helga

Victorian Architecture – Part 1


Trying to describe Victorian architecture is a very complex debate, as different countries during this period in time had completely different building design and technique. So if you were trying to describe the Victorian building in England compared to...

February 15, 2019 Helga

Women’s Fashions in the Victorian Era – Part 2


Our journey to discover the fashion of women in Victorian times continues with the obligatory corset. Like it or not it was a highly part of a ladies wardrobe and was used primarily to attain the optimum figure that...

February 1, 2019 Helga

Women’s Fashions in the Victorian Era – Part 1


Everybody’s idea of Victorian fashion sense is one of formality and being prim and proper. But is this really true? In this blog we investigate all about women’s fashion in Victorian times. Women still did not have the vote,...

January 28, 2019 Helga

Peculiar Victorian Inventions


There perhaps no era in history that it more romanticised than the Victorian era. It’s the period of the industrial revolution, a time when scientific progress was in full swing and there were constant changes that made life (for...

January 19, 2019 Helga

Politics in Victorian Britain – Part 2


In part one of our blog on Victorian Politics, we saw how the dominance of the Conservative Party during the early parts of Queen Victoria’s reign slowly was ousted by more liberal thinking. And one of the greatest political...

January 9, 2019 Helga

Politics in Victorian Britain – Part 1


Politics in Victorian Britain was a complicated affair, in continental Europe revolution was in the air and England was still controlled by the Palace of Westminster. When it was destroyed in a fire in 1834, many English thought it...

December 16, 2018 Helga
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