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Queen Victoria and the Crimea

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    Daily (Monday 25 Apr 2005 - Monday 22 May 2006)

This display, marking the 150th anniversary of the Crimean War, charts the course of the first 'modern' war and public reaction to warfare through material from the Royal Library, Royal Archives and Royal Photograph Collection. 

A selection of prints and watercolours, some commissioned by Queen Victoria, record the development of the campaign, whilst Roger Fenton's extraordinary photographs, among the earliest images of war, vividly capture the bleak and windswept terrain of the Crimean camps and battlegrounds above Sebastopol.

Among the documents on display are contemporary letters, including correspondence between Queen Victoria and Florence Nightingale.

The income from your ticket contributes directly to The Royal Collection Trust, a registered charity. The aims of The Royal Collection Trust are the care and conservation of the Royal Collection, and the promotion of access and enjoyment through exhibitions, publications, loans and educational activities.