Prince Albert: A Victorian Hero Revealed
History largely remembers Prince Albert as Queen Victoria’s German husband whose untimely death inspired decades of mourning. However, a wealth of new material suggests he played a profound role in shaping Victorian Britain.
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The Royal Dairy at Windsor Castle
Working with sculptor and architect John Thomas, Prince Albert led the charge behind a model dairy located on the Windsor estate. Showcasing his passion for form and function, every part of the building was designed for ventilation and to help keep milk stored on the crown property cold.
Discover the little-known yet profound role Prince Albert played in shaping Victorian Britain. Professor Saul David examines Albert's influence and innovative ideas, which transformed the nation's fortunes and created a legacy that lives on today.
Fair Housing for the Working Class
Historian Dr. Katy Layton-Jones visits Parnell House, a five-story apartment building created to replace a block of slums in central London. Every unit had running water, a bathroom and a minimum of three bedrooms, raising expectations for the way the laboring class could live. Prince Albert's innovative housing project was later used as a model for social housing across England.
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