Best Victorian Home-Keeper Practices For The Modern Woman

“Mrs. Beeton’s Book of Household Management” became an acclaimed necessity, answering questions of new Victorian brides with timeless wisdom.

Debutantes did not do dishes.

They were taught piano and guided in the art of flirtation. However, once married, they realized their inadequacies. How, in fact, did one manage a household?

“Mrs. Beeton’s Book of Household Management” became an acclaimed necessity, answering all of their questions.

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From A to V: The Complete Guide to a Marriage like Albert & Victoria’s

Learn their strategy to a love story that leaves a legacy.

Victoria had her doubts.

Marry Albert? She supposed it had always been in the future, something their families alluded. Now, there was pressure to wed. More particularly, there was pressure to wed Albert. 

She wrote to her Uncle Leopold.

Though all the reports of Albert are most favourable, and though I have little doubt I shall like him, still one can never answer beforehand for feelings, and I may not have the feeling for him which is requisite to ensure happiness. I may like him as a friend, and as a cousin and as a brother, but no more. 

Of course, more came. And with it, one of the most remarkable marriage history has come to know.

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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.

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