Queen Victoria

At birth, Victoria was fifth in the line of succession after the four eldest sons of George III: George. The two oldest had no children.

The next eldest , the Duke of York; Williathe Duke of Clarence (later William IV); and Victoria’s Father The Duke of Kent; therefore both wanted a heir. Victoria’s father, Edward, the Duke of Kent and uncle Fredrick, married on the same day in 1818. Fredrick had two daughters that died in infancy.

Victoria’s father died in January 1820, when Victoria was less than a year old. A week later her grandfather died and was succeeded by his eldest son, George IV. The Duke of York died in 1827.

Victoria turned 18 on 24 May 1837, she became Queen when, William IV died at the age of 71 years old.

Victoria married Albert in 1940 and later the same year their first child was born. Their first child Victoria Adelaide Mary Louisa was born in 1940.

At the time of Victoria brides usually wore yellow or blue, but Victoria started the trend of wearing white as today white is most popular colour dress. Victoria considered May weddings unlucky so would not like any of her children marry in May.

Victoria and Albert had a further eight children despite Victoria not liking being pregnant or breast feeding. Her children were:

Albert Edward who became Edward VII (b. 1841),

Alice Maud Mary (b. 1843),

Alfred Earnest Albert (b. 1844),

Helena Augusta Victoria (b. 1846),

Louise Caroline Alberta (b. 1848),

Arthur William Patrick Albert (b. 1850),

Leopold George Duncan Albert (b. 1853)

Beatrice Mary Victoria Feodore (b 1857).

2nd uses for cutterly

At a Sheffield united match we were explaining to my nephew that Sheffield united has the nickname the Blades due to Sheffield’s history producing cutlery.

In Sheffield shops I have seen jewellery made from cutlery. But nothing as pretty, as what I bought in Cuba. I went to Cuba wanted to look at cutlery bracelets as my Mum had bought one from Trinidad. Trindad was only place I saw them. In some places when eating there did not seem to be much cutlery but in Trindad market there was a great selection.

In this blog there is some even more artistic uses of  cutterly .

Brambles tea room in Elescar have decorated the tea room with cutlery (and pretty China hung from the ceiling).

Brambles Tea Room Hot Chocolate Elescar Herritage Centre