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  1. Queen Victoria's Empire: With Donald Sutherland, Lawrence James, Frances McDevitt, Elliot Levey. In these 4hs we get to know everything about Queen Victoria's reign during the XIX Century. We are informed about the up and downs of her life and her people.

    • (100)
    • 2001-07-22
    • Documentary, History
    • 219
    • Early Life and Ascension to The Throne
    • Family and Descendants
    • Albert’s Death and Victoria’s Later Years
    • Legacy
    • Sources

    Alexandrina Victoria was born on May 24, 1819, at London’s Kensington Palace to Edward, Duke of Kent, the fourth son of King George III, and his wife, Princess Maria Louisa Victoria, who was of German descent. Named for her godfather, Russian Tsar Alexander I, she was fifth in line for the crown at birth. Before Victoria turned 1, Edward died of pn...

    Victoria married her first cousin, the German Prince Albert, on February 10, 1840, whom she loved dearly. "I never, never spent such an evening!!” she wrote in her diaryfollowing their wedding night. “My dearest dearest dear Albert ... his excessive love & affection gave me feelings of heavenly love & happiness I never could have hoped to have felt...

    Albert died in 1861 at the age of 42 from typhoid fever. Devastated, Victoria spent the next 10-plus years in seclusion, and wore black as a symbol of mourning for the rest of her life. While in isolation, her popularity sank, but once she returned to public life, her penchant for foreign policy based on peace, support of charities that focused on ...

    During Victoria’s nearly 64-year reign, the British Empire was at its largest and most powerful. The empire included India, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and South Africa, and covered one-fifth of the globe and accounted for roughly one in four people on Earth. Locations around the world, from Victoria, Canada to Victoria Falls, Zambia to Queensla...

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  2. 31 de ene. de 2023 · Queen Victoria is famous because she ruled Britain for 63 years, saw the British Empire greatly expand, and her name was given to the Victorian Era, a period of great social, political, and industrial change.

    • Mark Cartwright
  3. History of a Reign. Follow the Queen through a lifetime of leadership. Her Majesty. Learn about Victoria and her family. The Changing Empire. Discover the people, places and events of...

  4. In 1887, the British Empire celebrated Victoria's Golden Jubilee. She marked the fiftieth anniversary of her accession on 20 June with a banquet to which 50 kings and princes were invited. The following day, she participated in a procession and attended a thanksgiving service in Westminster Abbey.

  5. 31 de mar. de 2021 · In the 1800s, Queen Victoria oversaw the expansion of the British Empirewhich would cover a fifth of the Earth's surface by the end of the century—and critical reforms to the monarchy.

  6. Queen Victoria's Empire is both the story of this remarkable time, and an engaging portrait of a Queen who ruled over a one-fifth of the world's population. It is the story of the influential...