TIL Queen Victoria chewed gum laced with cocaine in an effort to cheer herself up. She liked the treat so much that she presented it to young Winston Churchill when he visited her at Balmoral Castle.

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  1. “Queen Victoria was a particular fan of cocaine chewing gum. It came highly recommended for soothing aches and pains from tooth and gum disease, plus it supplied the chewer with boundless amounts of energy, and for reasons that were unexplainable at the time, it tremendously boosted one’s feeling of self-confidence – just the ticket for a young inexperienced Queen who desired to project a strong assertive image. It was extremely popular with British elites. In fact, Victoria is reported to have shared cocaine chewing gum with a young Winston Churchill.”

    Originally posted to r/MonarchyHistory by u/rvmeysa

  2. The Queen seduced him and he confessed that his father was Jack The Ripper( who actually had others carryout the murders of prostitutes who were going to the papers, about a Royal Prince impregnating one of their own)

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