Affectionate Fathers of the 19th Century

Not every Victorian father thought children were to be seen and not heard. 

Not every Victorian father thought children were to be seen and not heard.

Robert Louis Stevenson brought his stepson along on his honeymoon. Alexander Graham Bell hoped to give his daughter a strange name. And Harry Houdini. . . You’ll have to read his story to believe it.

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Treasured Victorian Easter Traditions

From Maundy coins to sugar eggs, have you knowledge of these treasured Victorian Easter traditions?

To tell of Easter is to speak of hope.

As well it should be. For the holiday celebrates a promise of new life and the resurrection of one—that of Jesus Christ. His story unfolds from each pulpit on Easter Sunday, but also the days leading up.

The Thursday before hosts what’s known in England as the Royal Maundy. Each sovereign tailors the event in some way. During Queen Victoria’s reign, she determined the event be held at Westminster Abbey.  It is there that she addressed the congregation and upheld the tradition of distributing something much more precious than candy. . .

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