Promise the Night
Check out this archival video actually showing Beryl Markham's landing in NYC
Prisoners in the Palace
I had limited access to Queen Victoria's journals. In 2012 the British Royal Family relesed all the diaries! It's a good thing I didn't have this, actually, but you can take a look!
For more information about living in Victorian England:
Interested in fashion? I'm not, so I had to rely on these great sites:
One of the great biographies of Victoria, by Lytton Strachey, is available online:
Maybe Kensington Palace has sparked your interest? Here's the website:
And the lovely writers at Nineteen Teen (Marissa Doyle and Regina Scott) have put together a blog about all things 19th century. The archives are a treasure trove!
Thanks to the kids at Valley Charter Schools who found the following link and asked me to post it. It's a guiide to dating/courting in the Victorian era.
Maybe the Royal Family is your particular interest? I found these sites on an official website of the monarchy:
The site is provided by the Royal Household to provide a resource of information, learning materials, documents and other media about the life of Queen Victoria and, in particular, her Diamond Jubilee
The official website of The British Monarchy
The official website of The Queen's Diamond Jubilee
- www.royal.gov.uk/The Royal Collection and other collections/TheRoyalArchives/AccesstotheRoyalArchives.aspx
Access to the Royal Archives
The Royal Collection, Royal Palaces, Residences and Art Collection
Loyal Addresses exhibit at The National Archives (TNA)
Historic Royal Palaces exhibition 'Jubilee - a view from the crowd' : Explore the popular celebration of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee
The Historic Royal Palaces exhibition 'Victoria Revealed'
The Palace of Holyroodhouse
The British Monarchy Facebook page
Follow The British Monarchy on Twitter
The official channel of The British Monarchy
The British Monarchy's photostream
If you are interested in the Children and Young Adult publishing world, these are the blogs I read to learn:
Are you a teenager who longs to get published? These sites are magazines and online communities where you can get published.
Cyberteens - This quarterly zine accepts creative submissions from students 19 or younger. While a fair number are published in each edition, there is a lengthy time between issues. You must register.
KidLit WebSite - "We offer all kids an opportunity to see their works published on the Worldwide Web."
Kidpub Children's Publishing - The largest collection of stories by children on the Internet
KidsWWwrite- A web-zine for young authors and readers
Merlyn's Pen You Write - "Everything you share with Merlyn's Pen -- your best poems, stories, essays, scripts, and untraditional forms -- gets looked at carefully. And every writer -- including you -- earns a personal response."
Stone Soup - Accepts work from younger children up to age 13.
Teen Ink - Submit your poetry, essays, stories and get published!
The Writers' Slate - Publishes original poetry and prose from K-12 students.
ZuZu - Kids can contribute poems, stories, art or photos to this online newspaper for kids.