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Continental Reminiscences Margaret Balfour

Continental Reminiscences

Margaret Balfour

Published September 7th 2010
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Imagine being free to travel around Europe, unlimited by time or money, meeting people and seeing places as they were shortly after Queen Victoria ascended the throne of Britain in 1837.This journal, written over seven years by a wealthy VictorianMoreImagine being free to travel around Europe, unlimited by time or money, meeting people and seeing places as they were shortly after Queen Victoria ascended the throne of Britain in 1837.This journal, written over seven years by a wealthy Victorian woman, paints vivid pictures of a highly privileged world, as the British Empire approached its zenith and Britain became the first superpower on Earth - Great Britain.She describes the life of Britons abroad on extended leave, visiting the centres of Classical antiquity and the Renaissance on their Grand Tours around the European Continent nearly 170 years ago. She also shows Swiss Alpine life and landscapes in 1846 through her own detailed drawings.