The bizarre burial requests of Queen Victoria

Her last wishes reveal her deeply sentimental and mystical nature

Stars Insider

28/09/21 | StarsInsider


Queen Victoria was one of the most influential monarchs in British history. So much so that the long period she ruled was named the Victorian era. During this time, it was common to attach much greater significance to burials when someone died. Life expectancy was much shorter, and death was a part of everyday life. Attaching more ritual and meaning to the manner of burial helped to deal with this difficult reality.

Many people left instructions for their funeral and burial, and Queen Victoria was no exception. In fact, the woman left a detailed 12-page manual! She was known for her eccentricities, and this certainly comes across in her last wishes...

Intrigued? Then click through the gallery to learn more about the strange burial requests of Queen Victoria.


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