The Crystal Palace
The castle was an idea of Queen Victoria's husband, Prince Albert. It was made to show the wonders of the modern world; industry and manufacturing. Britain wanted to show off on an international scale because of its boom in manufacturing. Modern inventions from various countries came to the Crystal Palace to show the best of their nation. Gold, jewelry, stuffed animals, statues, and diamonds were at this palace. The palace was temporary and made completely of iron and glass.