Queen Victoria manuscript to display in Edinburgh

Princess Mia

Princess Mia

2015-07-06 15:39:44

A gilded manuscript based on a book by Queen Victoria which detailed the time she spent in the Scottish highlands has gone on display in the Queens Gallery in Edinburgh. 

The manuscipt compiled extracts from the Queen's diaries and was published in 1884. The gold covered Persian translation of the text was created the following year and presented to the Queen.

The manuscript became an instant hit with readers who enjoyed her stories on trying haggis for the first time and surviving a carriage accident. 

It is being displayed for the first time as part of a Royal Collection exhibition which looks at gold. The exhibition will run from the 27th of March until the 26th of July. 

 

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