History Mugs - Kings and Queens, the Great Victorians, Queen Victoria mug

 

Emma Bridgewater had a range of gifts which could be great for history lovers - her Kings and Queens collection. 

Unfortunately, it looks as though they are now out of production - they have vanished from her website, sulk, sulk - but here are some alternatives from English Heritage, those fabulous people who help to preserve England's heritage for us and future generations to enjoy and discover. 

Kings & Queens Mug

 

 

Kings & Queens Mug

This could be a fun mug for history students as they work through the night - I did my degree in history and there's nothing like a long, hot brew to keep you going!  This one is from the English Heritage Shop and it has famous faces of the kings and queens of England.  Although it says it's dish-washer safe, English Heritage suggest you wash it by hand to preserve the colours. 

£20.00
Buy this Mug from the English Heritage Shop

Kings and Queens Bone China Mug

Kings and Queens Bone China Mug

This bone china mug features illustrations of every king and queen from 1066 (the Battle of Hastings, as you'll probably recall) to present day.  A great tool for teaching children about the history of the throne or anyone who just loves history goodies around the home.  There are little illustrated hints into each royal's character and there are dates as well.  

£10.50

Buy this Mug from the English Heritage Shop

Osborne Queen Victoria Mug

Osborne Queen Victoria Mug

This is from the English Heritage Shop - it could be a great gift for anyone who's enjoyed the Victoria series on TV or been to Osborne House in the Isle of Wight.  It's exclusive to English Heritage, too.

£16.00

Buy this Mug from the English Heritage Shop

Great Victorians Mug

Great Victorians Mug

The Victorian era was a time of great change for Britain - this mug has a picture of the epic Queen Victoria on it, plus images of other great Victorians - Brunel (have you seen the Clifton Suspension Bridge he designed in Bristol?), John Cadbury (chocolate) and scientist Charles Darwin are joined by other inventions such as the Penny Black - the world's first adhesive postaoge stamp used in a public postal system.  This mug was designed exclusively for English Heritage.

£8.50

Buy this Mug from the English Heritage Shop