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portrait of Queen Charlotte Sophia by Allan Ramsay, ca.1770. Oxford College, Anon II PD05. Well, as they say, a picture is worth a thousand words...now, if only the past could talk!

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Queen Victoria,1845. Photographs taken of the Queen at this time do not much resemble this glamorous image. Winterhalter was skilled at creating an enhanced likeness. He also obligingly enlarged the Queen's jewellery.

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The Lyte Jewel; the front jeweled cover lifts to reveal a very fine painted miniature of James I.

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Queen Victoria - SMILIING~!!!! Queen Victoria (24 May 1819 – 22 January 1901) was the monarch of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 20 June 1837 until her death.

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from Mail Online

Never-before-seen photographs of the Queen's official Birthday

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Victoria & Abdul: The 24-year-old Indian servant the widowed Queen called 'dearest Munshi' and the scandal that drove him out of Britain

Munshi, Queen Victoria's head of household and close friend Abdul Karim was ordered to return to India after the monarch died in 1901. Only days before, Abdul Karim had been given a prominent place in Queen Victoria's funeral procession - which aroused the disgust of her family. He was ordered to hand over every letter, note and memo that the late Queen had sent him over the 13 years he had served her.

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