17 of Queen Victoria’s Bizarre Burial Requests and the Morbid Items in Her Coffin

By Trista

In an era of unbridled patriarchy, when women were advocating passionately for the right to vote, Queen Victoria was such a formidable figure that an entire period is named after her: the Victorian age. When we think of Victorian England, Victorian houses, or the Victorian style, we tend to think of the elegant, Gothic style that was characteristic of her time.

Beyond the elegance and the formidability, though, lay a rather bizarre woman who tediously planned out her funeral, complete with some rather strange items that she wanted in her coffin.

Queen Victoria on Her Death Bed by Sir Hubert von Herkomer. Royal Trust Collection