Virginia Woolf at Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee | The Virginia Woolf Blog

In June of 1897, Queen Victoria celebrated her Diamond Jubilee with a large procession throughout London. According to a recent article in the Guardian, fifteen-year-old Virginia Woolf attended the procession with her family and wrote about the experience in her diary:

“Troop after troop – one brilliant colour after another … The Queen smiled and nodded her poor tired head.”

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