queen victoria family
Why is this something you should become an expert on? Oh, maybe because in the mid-19th century WOMEN WERE LITERALLY BURSTING INTO FLAMES IN THEIR DRESSES. These dresses — worn by mothers, dancers, and duchesses alike — were so flammable, the fire would spread quickly enough to kill entire groups of women in an instant.Turns out, there were multiple ways Victorian fashion could kill you, so you have a wealth of eye-opening reading ahead of you.
Queen Victoria wearing the King George tiara, which was made for her grandmother, in a detail of a painting by Winterhalter showing Queen Victoria presenting Arthur (Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught) to the Duke of Wellington, who was one of Arthur's godparents. Queen Victoria was the granddaughter of King George the Third.