We tend to think of Queen Victoria attired in black, with a dour countenance, but as a young queen she was anything but. Her marriage to Prince Albert was the rare love match, and according to her surviving letters and journal entries, the two enjoyed a vibrant intimacy, albeit in an era where birth control wasn’t really a thing. The nine children Victoria and Albert produced speaks to that.
Then, Alicia has some tales from the more ordinary lives of Victorians in England, most of which evinced an enduring – and in our day, a somewhat funny – fascination with death.
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