Bagehot was writing about the marriage of the future King Edward VII to Princess Alexandra of Denmark.
Established in 1904 by King Edward VII as an alternative to elitist Oxford and Cambridge, Leeds promised access to all.
Edward VII once described Kensington Palace as an "aunt heap."
In 2008, he became the longest-waiting heir to the throne in British history, overtaking his great-great grandfather, Edward VII.
Biographer Jane Ridley has written of Edward VII, “He spied on Bertie, he whipped him, he treated him as a patient.”