Victorians paid more for Jubilee tickets
Posted on 14/02/2012
Department of History PhD student Mike Humphries has been discussing his research into Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee in 1897, contrasting the event with the upcoming Diamond Jubilee celebrations for Queen Elizabeth.
Humphries noted; “In many ways, it was the high watermark of Victorian power and, despite Victoria’s reluctance to be overly involved and the fact she did not invite heads of state, the event attracted important people from all over the globe.
“You couldn’t sit at home and watch it on TV. If you wanted to see it you had to attend and it was such a tremendous event.
“By comparison, this summer’s celebration is low key. There will be the Thames Pageant and a Thanksgiving procession to St Paul’s, but the tickets that you can find are much cheaper than the Victorians were paying.”
For the full article see the Daily Express article, published on 12 February 2012