Comments on: Which Victoria? Speak Victorian, Think Pagan Wed, 21 Nov 2012 23:12:46 +0000 hourly 1 By: Matt Wed, 23 Dec 2009 17:45:37 +0000 @Master Cook:

Very true. Harmless naming of geographic features vs damaging the health of hundreds of millions. :-)

Queen Victoria – our new heroine of public health.

By: Master Cook Wed, 23 Dec 2009 17:14:53 +0000 This says something about how dominant Britain was in the 19th century. Victoria, while not a terrible Queen by any means, was not particularly impressive as a person and its hard to argue that she had any impact on events. She was pure symbol.

This also points to the difference between the British and the American empires. The most visible symbol of the spread of American power is a fast food franchise. No one has thought of changing the name of their city to something more “American”, whatever that is.