Tag Archives: romance

Love 1862: Going On Honeymoon

So for the last instalment of Love 1862, we thought we’d send you off with a tale of happily ever after. In 1861, the English architect John Pollard Seddon designed this desk for his own use. To complete the desk … Continue reading

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Love 1862: Exhibition of International Love

The 1860s are not a period well known for international peace and co-operation.  In 1859 the Austrian Empire and Sardiniar had engaged in the second War of Italian Independence; between 1861 and 1865 America was drawn into civil war; between … 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: The Bride of Lammermoor

Victoria and Albert loved the work of Sir Walter Scott, so this painting of The Bride of Lammermoor (1819) is a suitable choice for our week of love and 1862.  Scott’s novels were a very popular source of subject matter … Continue reading

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Love 1862: Bewitched!

So, it’s that time of year again, when advertisements for dating sites are everywhere, pink chocolate hearts are for sale, and plans are made for Valentines Day (love it or loath it).  During our 1862 research we’ve come across some … Continue reading

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Love 1862: The Great British Bake Off

Today we’re celebrating the marriage of Victoria and Albert, wed upon this day in 1840, and we need a proper cake befitting the occasion… how about these two showstoppers exhibited at the 1862 International Exhibition?  Cassell’s Illustrated Guide takes us … 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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