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A Victorian man

Portrait of Queen Victoria in her coronation robes, after Franz Xaver Winterhalter

According to Vincent O’Sullivan, Oscar Wilde said “The three women I have most admired are Queen Victoria, Sarah Bernhardt, and Lillie Langtry. I would have married any one of them with pleasure.” Queen Victoria seems an unlikely object of admiration for Wilde, until you consider his mother, Lady Wilde. Like the Queen, Lady Wilde was strong-willed, passionate, multilingual, rebellious, and

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