John Brown (8 December 1826 – 27 March 1883) was a Scottish personal attendant and favourite of Queen Victoria for many years. He was appreciated by many (including the Queen) for his competence and companionship, and resented by others for his influence and informal manner. The exact nature of his relationship with Victoria was the subject of great speculation by contemporaries and continues to be controversial today.
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I've been reading Victoria: a Life by A N Wilson and writing an occasional post as I'm reading this long book. One of the things that interests me is Victoria's relationships with the men around her - such as with Albert, Lord Melbourne, Gladstone and Disraeli. Years ago I saw the excellent film Mrs Brown with Judi Dench as Queen Victoria and Billy Connolly as John Brown and I was wondering what Wilson would make of their relationship. She first met John Brown when he was one of the gillies at Balmoral in 1848. He also worked in the stables. In 1864, still grieving for Albert, Victoria found Balmoral a place that brought consolations. In the happy days of her marriage she had taken a great shine to John Brown.
There are fascinating facts on Victoria's relationship with John Brown and also on her fascination for her Indian Munchie. Obviously her love for Albert shines through and her relationship with her children and grandchildren is fully explored. There is not a moment when the interest flags and it is something of a disappointment when Victoria dies and the book ends.
Category:John Brown (servant). John Brown (1826–1883), the Scottish servant of Queen Victoria. Scottish personal servant and favourite of Queen Victoria.
Queen Victoria and her personal attendant John Brown ready for a ride at Balmoral (W & D Downey/Getty Images). IT is the love affair across a social divide that has enthralled a nation for more than 100 years. Victoria’s candid and startling view of her manservant is drawn from her own diary and papers and forms the basis of a new book about her relationship with Brown.
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Queen Victoria and her Scottish ghillie John Brown. They appeared to be playing some strange kind of game. Reid witnessed the 56-year-old Brown lifting up his kilt saying, Oh, is it here? and the Queen, then 64, responded by lifting up her own skirt and saying, No, it’s here. The skirt-lifting revelation is made in a new book called Victoria The Queen: An Intimate Biography Of The Woman Who Ruled An Empire by Julia Baird. You might have thought that given the salacious nature of what had gone before it would have raised barely a ripple in royal circles – but that is to reckon without the sensitivities of the courtiers who preside over the Royal Archives. After all the personal history of the Royal Family is inextricably bound up with the history of the country.
John W. Brown at New York Harbor in October 1942. After ten more days of post-delivery work in Baltimore to prepare her to get underway, John W. Brown departed on 29 September 1942 to steam down the Chesapeake Bay to Norfolk, Virginia, where she underwent degaussing and deperming to make her less likely to trigger magnetic sea mines. Aerial photograph of John W. Brown outbound from the United States carrying a large deck cargo after her conversion to a "Limited Capacity Troopship. a b c d e John W. Brown Alumni Association: History: Schoolship John W. Brown Part 2: 1946-1957.