Friday, October 5, 2012

Friday Video: The Princess Victoria at Chatsworth House

Friday, October 5, 2012
Courtesy Ancestry Images
Loretta reports

Chatsworth House remains one of my favorite stately homes, partly because it still feels like a home rather than a museum—and that, I think, is thanks to the indefatigable Dowager Duchess of Devonshire (who appears in a previous Friday Video).

Today’s clip comes from a series tracing Queen Victoria’s travels through England.  This one deals with her visit to Chatsworth House when she was thirteen, and not yet the Queen of England.  I particularly enjoyed the downstairs scenes.

And since it's the same time of year, I'm adding this little sonnet, I found in Hones' Every-day Book for 3 October.

Top left illustration from The Beauties of England and Wales 1806, courtesy Ancestry Images.

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