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updated 11th November, 2019
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A QUEEN AT 18!
The 18-year-old reached the throne because although William IV had ten living children, they were all illegitimate and did not count; her uncle George
IV also had no legitimate heirs; and her father, the Duke of Kent, had died when she was a baby.
Supporters of the monarchy hoped that the young queen would add vigour and wholesomeness to an institution that had become jaded. She seemed set to satisfy their needs, as an outdoor person with a
loud laugh who liked horses, dancing and games.
The young girl was Victoria and she was woken up on 20th June, 1837 to be told that the king, William IV had passed away.
A MOBILE PHONE - YOU MUST BE JOKING!
A Chinese takeaway, a Wizard of Oz costume and an Argos catalogue are among the bizarre items British people have asked to be buried with, a new
study reveals. Other strange coffin keepsakes requested included a fishing rod, a violin, and a pair of clown shoes, the Co-op said, following a study of 500,000 funerals over the past five years.
Some people said they would like a torch, an alarm button or a mobile phone beside them.
The Co-op said the most unusual requests included scones, Toffee Crisp bars, a broomstick, a dustpan and brush, playing cards, a wedding dress and a Russian doll. A spokesman for
the study said that “Sometimes those items are sentimental, others choose items specifically to make people laugh, such as a Chinese takeaway. It ca be a real talking point for those left behind.” He
added that “British humour rings true as a sixth of people anticipate a great escape, opting for torches and mobile phones”.
housekeeper - Originally this meant the owner of a house. The term later came to mean female head servant who was answerable to the lady of the household
and dealt with bedding, cleaning, and the sraff involved.. She was a female version of the house steward.
maskell - Originally a blacksmith who specialised in shoeing horses (1.e. a farrier) but later the title was used to describe an official or a marshall of military forces.
plater - Welder of metal plates in the shipping industry for boilers, ships, sides etc. Also person in a large restaurant or on a cruise ship (e.g. the Titanic) carrying dirty plates
to the washer-up or clean plates from the washer-up for re-use.
serf - An agricultural worker, who though not the property of any man, was a virtual slave because of his ties to his lord’s lands. The official line was that though not a slave,
they were ‘unfree‘.
soap boiler - A skilled trade as a soap boiler had to know the correct mixtures and ingredients to make a variety of industrial and household soaps using fats, oils, quick-lime, soda
and potash as well as the art of perfumery. Soap was once heavily taxed and soap boilers had to inform the excise officers 24 hours before making soap.