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Victoria and Albert: art and love Barbara Askew Tuesday 12 February 2019

This lecture celebrates the 200th Anniversary of the births of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert who were first cousins and born just three months apart in 1819.  Their shared enthusiasm for art and music endured throughout their twenty-two years of marriage and they demonstrated their love through the works of art and jewellery they gave each other for birthdays, Christmases and anniversaries.  Theirs was a partnership of patronage by a monarch and her consort which is unique in the history of the British monarchy.


Barbara Askew is an Historian and London Blue Badge Guide since 1988.  Lecturer, Examiner and Course Director on Blue Badge Guide Training Courses and acknowledged expert on Windsor Castle.  Barbara also guides at the Albert Memorial, British Museum and Houses of Parliament.