Punch,  12 (1847), 235.

Queen Christina on Vesuvius



Reportage, Drollery


Medical Treatment, Manufactories, Pollution, Politics

    Reports that Queen Maria Christina of Spain has been advised to spend the summer near Mount Vesuvius, its 'sulphur air' being 'more congenial with her ardent temperament'. Adds that King Louis Phillipe of France invited the 'men of Birmingham' to construct an 'iron house' that Christina could inhabit on the volcano's crater.

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