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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Beyond Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, read little-known romances from the Victorian Era. Milton Hershey’s marriage was bittersweet while the Houdini’s proved love is no illusion.
Perhaps if there is one Victorian love story that comes to mind, it is that of its namesake.
Young Victoria truly succeeded in ruling her people once Prince Albert became her consort. With his partnership, Victoria came to trust her instincts over the flawed advice from Lord Melbourne. Together, the royal couple held each other’s hearts, and their English subjects’.
Testimonies, letters, and the monarch’s diary document their affection from courtship to Albert’s death. But they weren’t the only Victorians to marry happily.
Even the queen herself is speculated to have found love again.
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