October 2014

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W.S. Stacey. Queen Victoria’s Halloween. From The Life and Times of Queen Victoria, 1897.

Balmoral Castle, 1874. It was a Halloween to remember. Queen Victoria planned an elaborate party, taking charge of designing every element of the night herself. Something in the incongruity of that touches me. Victoria, living with the ghost of Prince Albert, sought to stave off the monstrous with a Halloween bash. W.S. Stacey. Queen Victoria’s Halloween. From The Life and Times of Queen Victoria, 1897. Diana Millay’s The Power of Halloween, is a witch-friendly potboiler that you need not bother reading. Continue Reading