Here's the list of Queen Victoria's Burial Request in her Final Moments
Here’s the list of Queen Victoria’s Burial Request in her Final Moments

Here’s the list of Queen Victoria’s Burial Request in her Final Moments

Trista - October 6, 2018
Here’s the list of Queen Victoria’s Burial Request in her Final Moments
Union Jack, National Flag of the United Kingdom. Wikipedia

17. Queen Victoria’s Coffin Was Topped With a British Flag

Queen Victoria indeed was an enigma in many ways. She brought the British Empire to the height of its power, especially by solidifying its control over India. She ruled over what was possibly the largest empire the world had yet seen. Nevertheless, her personal life told a story that was less traditional and even less dignified than what one might expect from one of the most powerful women in the world. Her relationship with Prince Albert created fodder for public gossip, and even after she resigned from letting her personal life be on display, her affair with John Brown created quite a scandal among members of her family.

Still, she was the quintessential British monarch. Despite the somewhat morbid, bizarre, and creepy contents of her coffin, it was draped over with the most British symbol of all: the Union Jack. The flag is what most people saw during her funeral procession, and if you were to visit her coffin today, which is at her mausoleum at Frogmore Estate in Berkshire, nothing on the outside would indicate its strange contents. By all accounts, you might think that you are looking at the perfectly normal coffin of one of Britain’s greatest monarchs.

However, of course, nothing is at it seems.

 

Where did we find this stuff? Here are our sources:

“Prince Albert’s plaster hand and other contents of Queen Victoria’s coffin” by Jordan Cavell, Royal Central, July 4, 2018.

“Queen Victoria’s Death and Final Arrangements,” by Jennifer Rosenberg, July 3, 2018.

“Victorian Spiritualism” by Dr. Andrzej Diniejko. The Victorian Web.

“Queen Victoria’s Death.” Friends of Osborne.

“Queen Victoria and Jewelry,” by Claudi Acott Williams. July 27, 2018.

“Sir James Reid and the Death of Queen Victoria: An Early Model for End-of-Life Care,” by Robert C. Abrams, MD. The Gerontologist. March 12, 2014.

“Trendy Victorian-Era Jewelry Was Made From Hair,” by Becky Little. National Geographic. February 11, 2016.

“Queen Victoria’s Obsession With the Occult and Her Dead Husband,” by Royce Christyn. July 11, 2015.

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