Classic Victoria sandwich. You can't go wrong with this perfect party cake - full of spongey goodness. Makes a super-simple wedding cake, too

Classic Victoria sandwich

Classic Victoria sandwich. You can't go wrong with this perfect party cake - full of spongey goodness. Makes a super-simple wedding cake, too

A fool-proof Battenberg cake, perfect for afternoon tea

Battenberg cake

Mary Berry has helped boost the popularity of baking, which has contributed to soaring butter sales

Mary Berry Special: Victoria sandwich cake

Victoria Sponge Cake. Classic - just cannot beat it, I love cake so, so much.

Victoria Sponge Cake

BBC - Food - Recipes : Mary Berry's perfect Victoria sandwich

Mary Berry's perfect Victoria sandwich

The world's first postage stamp was issued by Great Britain in 1840. Featuring a bust of Queen Victoria, it has come to be known as the "Penny Black." It also marked the introduction of "uniform penny postage" in a mail system: the rate to carry a letter to ANY destination within the country was now the same, and not based on distance carried.

The world's first postage stamp was issued by Great Britain in 1840. Featuring a bust of Queen Victoria, it has come to be known as the "Penny Black." It also marked the introduction of "uniform penny postage" in a mail system: the rate to carry a letter to ANY destination within the country was now the same, and not based on distance carried.

Miniature portrait of Queen Victoria by John Haslem 1848. Shown wearing her wedding day finery, Victoria gave this miniature to Prince Albert on her birthday 24 May 1848. Royal Collection

Miniature portrait of Queen Victoria by John Haslem 1848. Shown wearing her wedding day finery, Victoria gave this miniature to Prince Albert on her birthday 24 May 1848. Royal Collection

Never seen this one before -- Queen Victoria and her favorite son, Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught on his 20th birthday.

Never seen this one before -- Queen Victoria and her favorite son, Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught on his 20th birthday.

Claridges: London, was founded in 1812 as Mivart's Hotel located in a conventional London terrace house it grew by expanding into neighbouring houses. In 1860 Empress Eugenie made an extended visit and entertained Queen Victoria at the hotel, the reputation of the hotel was confirmed!

Claridges: London, was founded in 1812 as Mivart's Hotel located in a conventional London terrace house it grew by expanding into neighbouring houses. In 1860 Empress Eugenie made an extended visit and entertained Queen Victoria at the hotel, the reputation of the hotel was confirmed!

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