The Grand Tour: Vacation of the Victorian Era

In the Victorian era, young women traveled Europe to broaden their education. . . and marital prospects. Follow our fictional friend Johanna on her Grand Tour.

The itinerary was culture.

A debutante need be immersed. Her manners, tested. Her status, presented.  In the Victorian era, young women traveled Europe to broaden their education. . . and marital prospects.

Follow our fictional friend Johanna on her Grand Tour.

Continue reading “The Grand Tour: Vacation of the Victorian Era”

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.

Continue reading “Affectionate Fathers of the 19th Century”

A Timeline of Queen Victoria & Prince Albert’s Courtship

The romance, love letters, and diary entries of the three years taking place between “how do you do” and “I do.”

Welcome to the middle.

Three years. Three years stretch between the time Victoria and Albert said “how do you do” and “I do.” Here lies an account of their courtship period. Told through letters, diaries, and accounts from bystanders.

Continue reading “A Timeline of Queen Victoria & Prince Albert’s Courtship”

12 Ways to Have a Victorian Summer

You are, as poet Henry David Thoreau said, about to be “rich, if not in money, in sunny hours and summer days.” However shall you occupy them? Perhaps. . .

No one is daring anyone to wear a corset on a hellish day.

Below a list of activities unfolds sure to introduce yesteryear charm and delight. For you are, as poet Henry David Thoreau said, about to be “rich, if not in money, in sunny hours and summer days.”

However shall you occupy them? Perhaps. . .

Continue reading “12 Ways to Have a Victorian Summer”

Meet The Victorian Who Shares Your Birthday

Happy birthday to you and a yet-to-be revealed Victorian!

From the creator of Tarzan to business titans, these historic ladies and gentlemen left an impression — perhaps even an invention. . .

Continue reading “Meet The Victorian Who Shares Your Birthday”

7 Victorian Pinterest Boards That’ll Make You Wish You Were Born In Another Era

You must know of the grandeur, of romance and challenges.

Worn photographs and classics embody yesteryear. It is from the black and white of portraits and inked pages that the idea of mood boards was born.

These collages showcase the most darling era in all their glory.
Continue reading “7 Victorian Pinterest Boards That’ll Make You Wish You Were Born In Another Era”

5 Victorian Beekeeping Facts

Have you a guess as to which fictional icon tended to a hive in his retirement…?

Prominent in history.

Vital to the natural way of the world.

It should be no shock bees have even left their mark in great works of fiction. Have you a guess as to which fictional icon tended to a hive in his retirement. . . ? Discover who and more Victorian beekeeping facts below!

Continue reading “5 Victorian Beekeeping Facts”