Also on PBS Online
Masterpiece Theatre: Mrs. Brownhttp://www.pbs.org/wgbh/masterpiece/mbrown/index.html
As the web site explains, "In human terms, the story of Queen Victoria and John Brown is a love story in the truest sense, and one that illuminates all the paradoxes of the Victorian Era. Dame Judi Dench was nominated for the Oscar as Best Actress for her performance in this ExxonMobil Masterpiece Theatre co-production."
Resources on the Internet
The Victorian Webhttp://landow.stg.brown.edu/victorian/victov.html
George P. Landow, a professor of English and Art History at Brown University, has compiled what may be the most in-depth web site about Victorian England on the entire Internet. Its subsections include political history, social history, gender matters, philosophy, religion, science, technology, genre and technique, authors, visual arts, design, and more. Moreover, each of these subsections includes numerous subsections of their own.
This journal, which is published quarterly by America's Indiana University, is "devoted to the study of British culture of the Victorian period," and "includes interdisciplinary articles on comparative literature, social and political history, and the histories of education, philosophy, fine arts, economics, law, and science and an extensive book review section in each issue."
The British Monarchy: Victoriahttp://www.royal.gov.uk/history/victoria.htm
In addition to its section on Queen Victoria, which includes an excellent biography and supplemental photographs, the official web site of the British monarchy has sections on Princess Diana, the monarchy today, royal palaces, the history of the monarchy, the process of accession to the throne, and more.
Queen Victoria and Her Familyhttp://www.royalty.nu/Europe/England/Victoria.html
This exhaustive web page covers most aspects of Victoria's family, including biographies of her, Albert, and all of her children. In addition, it supplies an extensive list of books about virtually every subject related to the Empress of India.
Encyclopedia Britannica: Victoriahttp://www.britannica.com/eb/article?eu=115690&tocid=0
This in-depth biography from Britannica.com includes information about Victoria's lineage and early life, her accession to the throne, her marriage to Prince Albert, how she conducted foreign affairs, her widowhood following Albert's death, and the last years of her reign.
The Victoria and Albert Museumhttp://www.vam.ac.uk/
As explained on the web site, the Victoria and Albert museum was renamed The Victoria and Albert Museum in 1899 "in honor of the widowed Queen Victoria, who laid the foundation stone of the building in that year in what was to be her last public appearance." Today, the V&A's 145 galleries include exhibitions on decorative arts from around the world.
National Geographic: Forbidden Territoryhttp://www.nationalgeographic.com/lantern/welcome.html
National Geographic uses a virtual magic lantern -- a predecessor of the modern film -- to provide a slide show about the exploits of David Livingstone as he traveled across what he described as "Darkest Africa." The site includes a souvenir postcard that can be sent to other users, as well as online resources and a discussion forum.
The Disraeli Projecthttp://qsilver.queensu.ca/english/dismen.html
The English department of Queen's University at Kingston, Canada, is at work on "a scholarly edition of the correspondence of Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield, the nineteenth-century British novelist, politician, prime-minister and statesman. The edition provides accurate texts, reliably dated and fully annotated, of all extant Disraeli letters."