The Homes Of Old England
Composer: Harroway, J.
This song is a patriotic song praising Queen Victoria. It encourages feelings of pride in the country and a sense of dignity and self respect for the English. Queen Victoria was a popular monarch and although her name now stands for a supposedly prudish age, it was actually Prince Albert who encouraged moral behaviour, introducing a strict moral and ethical code in court. This illustration depicts her looking very youthful as she inherited the throne when she was just 18 years old, reigning for 64 years.