Time Period Dramas You’ll Want To See In Theaters

A myriad of time period dramas are upon us.

Queen Victoria’s friendship with her Indian secretary is shared in Victoria & AbdulThe Man Who Invented Christmas follows Charles Dickens in his journey to pen The Christmas Carol. And December 25th, a film reveals the wonder of the Victorian Circus through P. T. Barnum, The Greatest Showman.

25 Victorian Love Quotes To Make You Swoon

Love was in the era.

It was a period of grand gestures. There, the etiquette of flirtation was cultivated and scandalously abandoned.

Romance lived on the pages of love letters from Prince Albert to the chapters of timeless novels by the Brontë sisters. Their words still elicit excitement, reflection, joy, hope, and love.

Without further ado, here are twenty-five Victorian love quotes to steal your breath away. . .

How Scrooge Sparked Christmas & More Yuletide Origins

‘Twas a time before Christmas.

Unimaginable as it may seem, the holiday brought little more than a glad tiding or cup of good cheer. To unearth the origins of time-honored traditions held today requires a return to  Victorian Christmases.

. . . To precisely one in particular. . . that of Ebenezer Scrooge.

A little Christmas book.

Selling out in three days’ time, Charles Dicken’s “little Christmas book” became a classic straightaway. Of a myriad of Things You Might Not Know About A Christmas Carol, its message of giving fostered convictions in the rich and inspired the classes from merely observing the holiday to celebrating it.

Speaking of old Ebenezer. . . .

The Legend of the Hearth Cricket

 

With ancient roots in China, the cricket has long been considered a sign of eminent good fortune. The Chinese have traditionally kept the small black chirper as a pet within tiny cages.

Over the years, Merry Old England came to adopt the thinking that a cricket in the home would ensure prosperity and health. On the other hand, a deceased cricket might be a foreboding sign of what’s to come. It was unthinkable for one to stomp on the insect…to do such a thing would be to flirt with disaster!