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Button hooks. Victorians did not have zips and elastic to keep their clothes on like we do. Most bits of clothing - even their shoes - had buttons and it could take a long time to get dressed. These little hooks were used to help people get the fiddly small buttons done up by pulling them through their holes.

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    after her coronation in 1837?  Have a parliamentary meeting?  Have tea with all the royal dignitaries?  No - she gave her dog, Dash, a bath.


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