Magic and Mourning in the Victorian Era

Exile on Peachtree Street

The sun never sat on the British Empire during the reign of Queen Victoria. The world had never known a woman to have such a global influence on the cultural standards of her time. She influenced fashions, food, and standards of etiquette. Queen Victoria was seen as a role model of femininity, morality and intellect in the United States. The young Queen’s choice to wear a white wedding dress at her wedding to Prince Albert in 1840 set the standards for weddings into the 21st century. A woodcut of the British Royal family with their Christmas tree at Windsor Castle was published in the popular U.S. women’s magazine, Godey’s Lady’s Book,at Christmastime 1850 and introduced Americans to the the holiday tree. With American women following styles set by the young Queen, it is easy to understand how the death of her husband, Prince Albert, in 1861, lead to the…

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