The Victorians and Cleopatra

A look at the Victorian fascination with mummies and how the figure of the mummy (especially female mummies and Cleopatra herself) were particularly important for bolstering the idea of the empire around the 1880s.

With Dr Laura Eastlake, Senior Lecturer in English Literature, Department of English, History, and Creative Writing

Edge Hill University

Image is Lily Langtree as Cleopatra.

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