Windsor

Queen Victoria and the Crimea

Windsor Castle

Saturday, 30 April 2005 to Sunday, 30 April 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.

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