Eight incredibly offensive Victorian valentines

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This BBC online image gallery, with selections, narration and captions by Annebella Pollen, accompanied the BBC Radio 3 episode of Free Thinking, broadcast on 14 February 2017, on the theme of Rude Valentines. Annebella Pollen was interviewed by presenter Rana Mitter on the subject of her research into insulting card giving practices, and their reception, in the nineteenth century. The webpage shows supporting examples of cards from the collections of Royal Pavilion and Museums, Brighton and Hove.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon, UK
Publication statusPublished - 14 Feb 2017

Bibliographical note

This is an author-produced PDF of the contents of a webpage published on the BBC website on 14 February 2017 as ‘Eight incredibly offensive Victorian valentines’. The webpage was produced to support the ‘Rude Valentines’ edition of BBC Radio 3’s Free Thinking programme, aired on 14 February 2017, which featured Annebella Pollen on the subject of insulting Victorian cards.


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