Please refresh the page and retry. The disgraced Oscar-winner has faced accusations of sexual assault and earlier this year pleaded not guilty to groping a teenage restaurant worker in the first criminal case involving the year-old. Spacey's image is set to go on display at the London museum as part of an exhibition of portraits focusing on major figures in the theatre and film industries.
This past weekend, millions of maple-loving Canadians celebrated Queen Victoria by frolicking in parks, playing hockey in the streets, and eating poutine in their cottages— basically, by being ideal Canadians. Most Canadians, however, have no idea why this holiday exists. Born on May 24,this infamous monarch would be a vibrant year-old today.
Jenna Coleman are back on our screens on Sunday and it becomes clear that Victoria and Albert's intense love also amde them very bad parents. In severe black and white photographs Queen Victoria looks like the ultimate killjoy. But before the death of her beloved husband, Prince Albert, Britain's second longest serving monarch was anything but.
Her austere demeanour also means that you'd probably think twice about sending her a particularly steamy Tinder conversation to have a good LOL over if she was your BFF today. Our Queen Vic was a right saucepot and we can prove it. For an open window into the queen's libido, you only need to have a read of her diaries.
It's ironic that the very word "Victorian" is synonymous with stiff social convention, puritanism and repressed sexuality, because the queen herself had a giddy enthusiasm for all things bedroom-related. She didn't have nine children because royal convention demanded such a vast entourage of off-spring - it was simply because she absolutely adored sex with her beloved Prince Albert. Who, by the way, she loved seeing "going commando", as the words in her diary tell us "How handsome Albert looks in his white cashmere breaches with nothing on underneath".
Jenna Coleman's English monarch wanted to be a wife more than she wanted to be a mother, says screenwriter Daisy Goodwin. The real Victoria was far from the stereotype of a dumpy old bag in a bonnet. An obsessive diary keeper writing hundreds of words each day, a glimpse at her private journals reveals that she never pretended to be anything other than a red-blooded woman.
Museum no. According to their own testimonies, many people born in the Victorian age were both factually uninformed and emotionally frigid about sexual matters. Historically, it appeared that the licentious behaviour and attitudes of the Regency period had been replaced by a new order of puritan control and repression - personified by the censorious figure of Mrs Grundy - which was imposed by the newly dominant bourgeoisie, steadily permeated all classes, and lasted well into the 20th century.
As her wedding loomed in the early weeks ofVictoria became increasingly agitated. She grew pale and thin, she could not eat or sleep, she was feverish, her entire body ached and she had a terrible cold. Even writing letters exhausted her.
Victoria and Albert had been married for eight years byand by this point they were already parents to five children — Victoria, Albert Edward, Alice, Alfred and Helena — while Victoria was pregnant with her sixth child, daughter Louise. She was also said to have resented Albert stepping in to take over her duties while she was expecting her children — and that Albert did not have a lot of sympathy for what her perceived postnatal depression. She loves Albert and she loves going to bed with Albert.