As the woman who brought us both Christmas trees and Christmas crackers, Victoria had more of an effect on your 25th December than you might imagine. Becky Hennell-Smith investigates Victoria’s fascination with Christmas celebrations, as well as the popularity that gave rise to the widespread adoption of these new traditions.
On the 3rd of October The University of Manchester Museum opened its doors to launch the new exhibition, Breed: The British and Their Dogs. I anticipated a parade of different canine companions by their doting owners. However, it turned out to be an extremely fascinating exhibition on how dogs have been used to depict British Continue Reading