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What George Eliot's Hands Had to Do With the Sex Lives of Dairy Maids: A Chat With a Victorianist What George Eliot's Hands Had to Do With the Sex Lives of Dairy Maids: A Chat With a Victorianist

There’s still a lingering perception that Victorians were stuffy to the point of being wholly out of touch with their own bodies—as though they were like porcelain dolls from the era, just cloth stuffed with horsehair south of the neck. The recently released history book Victorians Undone makes a fascinating…

The Time Traveler's Guide to Catching a Royal Wedding  The Time Traveler's Guide to Catching a Royal Wedding 

The spectacle of a royal wedding may seem archaic, even to those who aren’t dyed-in-the-wool anti-monarchists. But many aspects of the show we know today are a relatively recent invention. If we lived in the 15th century, say, the marital prospects of the monarch and their children really would have mattered to our…

Queen Victoria's Matchmaking and the Unpredictable Grandson Who Sounded a Lot Like Trump Queen Victoria's Matchmaking and the Unpredictable Grandson Who Sounded a Lot Like Trump

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have swept the world into a media-friendly fairy tale, straight out of a made-for-TV rom com. But no matter how compelling a narrative and endearing the bride, weddings just aren’t as consequential as for prior generations of royals—for instance, Queen Victoria’s grandchildren, whose…

Watch a Team of Conservators Clean Queen Victoria's Ancient Petticoat 

Do you struggle to get your whites to their original, pristine condition? Well, imagine trying to wash the ravages of time from a 180-year-old petticoat once worn by Queen Victoria. Can’t just spray it with OxyClean and toss it in the machine on hot!

First Woman Is Honored With Statue in London's Parliament Square First Woman Is Honored With Statue in London's Parliament Square

On Sunday, British Prime Minister Theresa May announced that suffragist Millicent Garrett Fawcett will be honored with a statue in London’s Parliament Square. She will be the first woman to join the ranks of those commemorated there.

Good Luck Getting Queen Victoria's Jewelry Out of the United Kingdom!  Good Luck Getting Queen Victoria's Jewelry Out of the United Kingdom! 

The government of the United Kingdom is by God not going to let Queen Victoria’s historically significant diamond and sapphire coronet, designed by Prince Albert himself, just waltz out of the country with some foreign buyer. No indeed, my good man!

Jesus, Victoria and Albert, We Get It: You Loved to Fuck  Jesus, Victoria and Albert, We Get It: You Loved to Fuck 

Look at these two. Get a room, already!

This Exhibit on Female Printmakers Is a Treasure Trove of Fascinating Women This Exhibit on Female Printmakers Is a Treasure Trove of Fascinating Women

There are certain stereotypes about women’s creativity prior to the twentieth century, and generally they revolve around appropriately domestic novels, amateur watercolors, needlework, and “folk art.” But there’ve always been women who found ways around those rules. Witness, for instance, an ongoing exhibit at the New…

Restoration of One of Queen Elizabeth's Paintings Reveals a Man Taking a Dump  Restoration of One of Queen Elizabeth's Paintings Reveals a Man Taking a Dump 

When you own an extensive art collection—as does Queen Elizabeth II—you’ll occasionally need to send a couple of pieces out for some restoration work. Which is how conservators uncovered a man popping a squat and taking a poop in the corner of a 17th century Dutch painting that once belonged to George IV.

Sixty Years of Queen Elizabeth II Faking Fascination With Extremely Mundane Things Sixty Years of Queen Elizabeth II Faking Fascination With Extremely Mundane Things

As of Wednesday, Queen Elizabeth II, woefully under-appreciated style icon, is the longest-reigning monarch in British history.

Now's Your Chance to Buy Queen Victoria's Underpants Now's Your Chance to Buy Queen Victoria's Underpants

Vintage shopping isn’t easy when you’re plus-sized, but hey, here’s a golden opportunity: Queen Victoria’s underpants are currently up for sale!

New Documentary Claims That Being Queen Victoria’s Daughter Probably Sucked New Documentary Claims That Being Queen Victoria’s Daughter Probably Sucked

Thanks to a web of Royal diaries, letters, interviews with historians and biographers, and some old, dried pieces of Royal feces (for learning, you guys!), the public may now be able to have a better idea of just what a nightmare it would have been to be Queen Victoria's daughter.

Principal: "This Is More Horrific Than Bullying" • Domestic Violence Rates Jump During World Cup Principal: "This Is More Horrific Than Bullying" • Domestic Violence Rates Jump During World Cup

• In response to the four New Hampshire teenagers who convinced a 14-year-old special-needs student to get an obscene tattoo on his butt, the school's principal has called the incident "more horrific than bullying."

Lady Gaga A Red Carpet No-Show; New CoverGirl Taylor Swift Loves Makeup Lady Gaga A Red Carpet No-Show; New CoverGirl Taylor Swift Loves Makeup

Lady Gaga, who was supposed to wear Prada to the Met last night, never walked the red carpet — and then performed in a sparkly catsuit nearly identical to the one she wore under her Grammy Awards dress. [The Cut]

Stockings & Trade Stockings & Trade

[Edinburgh, February 24. Image via Getty]

Knickers In A Twist Knickers In A Twist

The celebrated bloomers of Queen Victoria, which came to light earlier this year and whose 50-inch waist proved a surprise to whatever historians monitor royal waistlines, have been added to Kensington Palace's Royal Ceremonial Dress Collection. [Independent]

Slumdog Star Freida Pinto Makes Cover Of Indian Vogue Slumdog Star Freida Pinto Makes Cover Of Indian Vogue

Freida Pinto looks fantastic on the March cover of Vogue India. [ONTD]

Socialite Lydia Hearst Supports The Wearing Of Underpants In Times Square Socialite Lydia Hearst Supports The Wearing Of Underpants In Times Square

The Man is cashing in on National Underwear Day, this ridiculous thing they do in Times Square every year with people running around in undies. This year, those wags will be competing with the pros: "Diesel, Natori, Nautica, Tommy Hilfiger and 2Xist underwear brands will have hotties strutting in their skivvies in a…

The Modern Wedding Ceremony: Full Of Patriarchal Pitfalls! The Modern Wedding Ceremony: Full Of Patriarchal Pitfalls!

Perhaps diamond rings are "profoundly anti-feminist," but what about those other deeply entrenched wedding traditions? Where did those come from and are they secretly evil? Mental Floss has done a round-up of 8 common rites of marriage and boy, is it informative. Apparently brides didn't start wearing white until the…

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