Victorians in Mourning

By | April 13th, 2011|Categories: In Mourning|Tags: , , , |

In December of 1861, Queen Victoria’s beloved husband Albert died. Her response to his death would forever change Victorian mourning customs. It had been the custom for a Widow to wear black for a period of one year; other relatives were in mourning for lesser periods, depending on their relationship to the deceased. However [...]