Alexandra of Denmark, Queen of England

Standard Name: Alexandra of Denmark,, Queen of England
Used Form: Princess of Wales


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death Mary Frances Billington
The funeral took place at Chalbury, of which her father had been rector and where both her parents were also buried.
“The Times Digital Archive 1785-2007”. Thompson Gale: The Times Digital Archive.
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A memorial service was held at St Bride's...
death John Oliver Hobbes
A requiem mass was held for JOH at the JesuitChurch of the Immaculate Conception in Farm Street, London, with an address given by Hobbes's friend Monsignor William Francis Brown . She was buried...
Family and Intimate relationships Queen Victoria
The Prince of Wales, and heir to the throne of Britain, Edward Albert , married Princess Alexandra of Denmark .
Munich, Adrienne. Queen Victoria’s Secrets. Columbia University Press.
Family and Intimate relationships Elinor Glyn
James Wallace , husband of EG 's sister Lucy , gambled and drank their money away. Lucy finally divorced him in 1889; her mother paid for the divorce with the little money that David Kennedy...
Family and Intimate relationships Edward Robert Bulwer Lytton, first Earl Lytton
On 4 October 1864 Edward Robert Bulwer Lytton married Edith Villiers , who had a yearly income of £6,000. Together they had three daughters and four sons. After her husband's death, Edith fell into financial...
Friends, Associates Lucie Duff Gordon
LDG was visited by a number of Europeans who were travelling through Egypt. Shortly before her death the Prince and Princess of Wales visited her on the Urania. She exacted a promise from the...
Leisure and Society Fanny Kingsley
FK was well respected by the family's social circle, and attended several notable events with her husband. Both Charles and Fanny Kingsley were invited to the wedding on 10 March 1863 of Edward, Prince of Wales
Leisure and Society Sarah Macnaughtan
SM was formally presented at Buckingham Palace in London as part of her coming out, which was a young girl's rite of passage into high society. She was presented to the Princess of Wales instead...
Occupation Kate Marsden
She also was received by the Princess of Wales who soon afterwards provided her with a personal introduction to the Empress of Russia . The empress in turn facilitated KM 's relationships with people in...
Occupation Mary Seacole
In the 1870s MS developed a friendship with Alexandra (wife of Edward Prince of Wales ), to whom she acted as unofficial masseuse though she was by this time in her late sixties.
Andrews, William L., and Mary Seacole. “Introduction”. Wonderful Adventures of Mrs. Seacole in Many Lands, Oxford University Press, p. xxvii - xxxiv.
Blain, Virginia et al., editors. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English: Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the Present. Yale University Press; Batsford.
politics John Strange Winter
JSW 's interest in animal welfare was linked to her passion for dress reform, notably her opposition to the use of birds in decoration or fashion (a letter she wrote to Charlotte Yonge details how...
Textual Production Marie Belloc Lowndes
Thirty-six years after this publication, MBL wrote of the way [m]uch is left out that should have been put into official biographies, because of the writer's need to keep a nervous eye cocked on certain...
Textual Production Emma Robinson
ER turned from prose to poetry to issue, again as the author of Whitefriars, an Epithalamium in honour of the marriage of their Royal Highnesses the Prince and Princess of Wales.
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Theme or Topic Treated in Text Rosa Nouchette Carey
In her introduction, Carey expresses her wish that her sketches of twelve noble and useful lives be read and studied by women of this generation, and go and do thou likewise be written upon some...


1883: The Princess of Wales assumed a role of leadership...

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The Princess of Wales assumed a role of leadership in English fashion, by preventing the return of the crinoline, and maintaining the current small bonnet despite opposing practice in France.

1889-1893: Augustus Harris rented Covent Garden opera...

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Augustus Harris rented Covent Garden opera house, where he instigated many changes. Most notably, French and German operas were performed in their original language for the first time at that venue.

12 November 1905: The Queen's Fund for the Unemployed was established...

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12 November 1905

The Queen's Fund for the Unemployed was established by Queen Alexandra .

July 1908: The Territorial Force Nursing Service (TFNS)...

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July 1908

The Territorial Force Nursing Service (TFNS) was established as part of the War Office 's 1907 Territorial and Reserve Forces Act.

20 November 1925: Queen Alexandra died of a heart attack. Though...

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20 November 1925

Queen Alexandra died of a heart attack. Though famous chiefly for her beauty, and often dismissed by historians as a nonentity, she left a legacy of organizations established by her charity work.


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