Tag Archives: Prince Albert

‘Becoming’ The Albert Memorial

All the way back in December 2013, the editors of Visit1862 mused on the possibilities of considering the 1862 International Exhibition as an ‘object obituary’ to Prince Albert, the late husband of Queen Victoria: RIP Prince Albert. Almost two whole … Continue reading

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Visit1862 Field Trip for the International Conference of Historical Geographers 2015

On Wednesday 8th July the editors of visit1862.com had the privilege of running a field trip as part of the International Conference of Historical Geographers. Comprised of seven historical geographers with a wide range interests including the development of museums, … Continue reading

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Love 1862: Royal Romance

The day itself is with us! So, from the editors of visit1862, here is our Valentine gift to you: In 1858, after at least seven years of matchmaking, Queen Victoria and Prince Albert finally married their eldest daughter, Princess Victoria, … Continue reading

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Love 1862: An Introduction

Queen Victoria and Prince Albert are well known for being one of the most romantic couples in the history of the British monarchy. So when the editors of visit1862 discovered that the anniversary of their wedding (10th February 1840) falls … Continue reading

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The Empty Chair: Designing A ‘Royal’ Experience

Today’s publishing date of this post marks an important date for nineteenth-century historians, for it was on Tuesday 22nd January 1901 that Queen Victoria died, at the grand old age of 81 at her beloved Osborne House.  The royal couple … Continue reading

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The Tenth Day of an 1862 Christmas…

On the tenth day of Christmas the 1862 Committee gave to me… ten Lords a Leaping   The Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 was established in 1850 to oversee the organisation of the first International Exhibition – known … Continue reading

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RIP Prince Albert

  RIP Prince Albert: Reading The 1862 International Exhibition as an Object Obituary On the 14th December 1861, the death of Prince Albert was announced to a startled nation: The nation has just sustained the greatest loss that could possible … Continue reading

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Walking 1862

October, 2013 Until we get our hands on a working time machine, we never stop daydreaming about which part of history we’d go back to if we could.  High on our priority list would be South Kensington in 1862 (of … Continue reading

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