Friday, 25 May 2012

Queen Victoria's Journals

On our UK news last night, we saw Queen Elizabeth II being shown the new website to launch the online publication of Queen Victoria's Journals covering the period from 1832 to 1901. This is a wonderful resource for historical novelists everywhere. Thirteen of the journals are actually in Victoria's own hand and there are also several of the young queen's own drawings and paintings.

As our own queen is about to celebrate her Diamond Jubilee in June, it seems fitting to remember that Victoria was the first British monarch to attain such an anniversary. It's an exciting online primary historical resource and will provide much detail about the Victorian age for students, historians and writers.



Teresa Ashby said...

Thank you for this link, Rosemary. I just had a look and chose a journal entry at random and found it fascinating - I will definitely have to go for another look :-) x

Rosemary Gemmell said...

You're welcome, Teresa - I think we could spend far too many hours on there!

Anne Gallagher said...

I saw this, and thought to myself, "It's a shame I don't write in the Victorian era" lol.

Maybe someday. And I know if I started reading, I wouldn't stop.

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Hi Anne - it might a good incentive to start! I write in different periods so no doubt I'll get completely distracted by this soon.

Carolb said...

Thanks for this information, Rosemary.
I'd heard it mentioned somewhere else, but not in any detail. So I'll be having a look.

Rosemary Gemmell said...

You're welcome, Carol!