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VICTORIA & ALBERT AND THE ARTS

BARBARA and ROGER ASKEW Tuesday 05 November 2019

This Special Interest Day celebrates the 200th Anniversary of the births of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert who were first cousins and born just three months apart  in 1819.  Their shared enthusiasm for art and music endured throughout the twenty-two years of their marriage.  Theirs was a partnership of patronage by a monarch and her consort which is unique in the history of the British monarchy. After Prince Albert's untimely death in 1861, Victoria devoted herself to perpetuating Albert's memory  in  commissioning  and unveiling memorials  and monuments  throughout Britain.

 

Barbara Askew

Historian and London Blue Badge Guide since 1988. Lecturer, Examiner and Course Director on Blue Badge Guide Training Courses and an acknowledged expert on Royalty and Windsor Castle. A rota guide for the Albert Memorial and British Museum. Has conducted tours for American museums and alumni groups for the past 25 years. Offers guided visits and walking tours linked to her lectures.

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Queen Victoria and Prince Albert at home at Windsor Castle in Berkshire, England

Edwin Henry Landseer