Event    From 20/6/1837  To 20/6/1887

Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria

Categories: Royalty

The fiftieth anniversary of the accession of Queen Victoria was celebrated on Monday 20 June 1887.

In George Gissing's 1894 novel 'In the Year of Jubilee' characters discuss whether to participate in the celebrations ("...everyone is going to see the procession, or the decorations, or the illuminations, and all the rest of the nonsense.") They are impressed by the 'Crown Prince' in the morning procession and discuss the merchandising opportunities: a Jubilee Perfume, a Jubilee Drink. A group of friends go out in the evening and "sway amid the uproar". They have to "battle their way as far as Westminster Bridge" and see a brief fight between the police and drunken jubilants. "Thwacks and curses would be no rarity in another hour or two."

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Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria

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Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria - Teddington

The new plaque (not shown) is rather brash but we like how the wording refers...

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Queen's Tower - IC

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Queen Victoria at Imperial College

{On the granite 'floor' on which she stands:} Unveiled by Her Majesty The Que...

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Queen Victoria statue - Kensington Palace

Oh, dear, her maj seems to be melting away. The statue was a gift from the Ke...

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Royal Northern Hospital - 2 - Islington Victoria Ward

The phrase "gratitude to God for national and parochial progress during that ...

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