The Queen

And an Illustraton
  Magazines for Women

The Queen, 1861-1970

Nearly ten years after the launch of The Englishwoman's Domestic Magazine Samuel Beeton triumphed again with The Queen, an influential weekly society paper. Priced at 6d., it was lavishly illustrated with wood engravings, needlework patterns and costume plates based on the latest Paris fashions - the first issue even contained a specially commissioned photograph of Queen Victoria. Regular features included a gossip column, court news, reviews, articles on dress, riding, flower-making and cookery, but, as the educational reformer, Emily Davies, observed, it also 'recommends the study of politics to women as a duty, and sticks up for their rights unreservedly'.