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  1. 13/09/2022 · Queen Victoria reigned in England for almost 64 years. Revolution. She is probably one of the most well-known British monarchs, and numerous memorials to her are scattered across the globe, from museums named after her to statues in town squares. Victoria was born in 1819, and at the time of her birth, she was fifth in line for the British throne.

    • Heiress Presumptive
    • Early Reign
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    • 1842–1860
    • Empress of India
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    Victoria later described her childhood as "rather melancholy". Her mother was extremely protective, and Victoria was raised largely isolated from other children under the so called "Kensington System", an elaborate set of rules and protocols devised by the Duchess and her ambitious and domineeringcomptroller, Sir John Conroy, who was rumoured to be...

    Victoria turned 18 on 24 May 1837, and a regency was avoided. On 20 June 1837, William IV died at the age of 71, and Victoria became Queen of the United Kingdom. In her diary she wrote, "I was awoke at 6 o'clock by Mamma, who told me the Archbishop of Canterbury and Lord Conyngham were here and wished to see me. I got out of bed and went into my si...

    Though queen, as an unmarried young woman Victoria was required by social convention to live with her mother, despite their differences over the Kensington System and her mother's continued reliance on Conroy. Her mother was consigned to a remote apartment in Buckingham Palace, and Victoria often refused to meet her. When Victoria complained to Mel...

    On 29 May 1842, Victoria was riding in a carriage along The Mall, London, when John Francis aimed a pistol at her but the gun did not fire; he escaped. The following day, Victoria drove the same route, though faster and with a greater escort, in a deliberate attempt to provoke Francis to take a second aim and catch him in the act. As expected, Fran...

    After the Indian Rebellion of 1857, the British East India Company, which had ruled much of India, was dissolved, and Britain's possessions and protectorates on the Indian subcontinent were formally incorporated into the British Empire. The Queen had a relatively balanced view of the conflict, and condemned atrocities on both sides. She wrote of "h...

    On 2 March 1882, Roderick Maclean, a disgruntled poet apparently offended by Victoria's refusal to accept one of his poems, shot at the Queen as her carriage left Windsor railway station. Two schoolboys from Eton College struck him with their umbrellas, until he was hustled away by a policeman. Victoria was outraged when he was found not guilty by ...

    According to one of her biographers, Giles St Aubyn, Victoria wrote an average of 2500 words a day during her adult life. From July 1832 until just before her death, she kept a detailed journal, which eventually encompassed 122 volumes. After Victoria's death, her youngest daughter, Princess Beatrice, was appointed her literary executor. Beatrice t...

  2. hace 3 días · On 20 June 1837, Victoria became Queen of the United Kingdom on the death of her uncle, William IV, just weeks after reaching the age of eighteen. Her government was led by the Whig prime minister Lord Melbourne, to whom she was close.

  3. 08/09/2022 · Queen Victoria was Queen Elizabeth II’s great-great-grandmother. Victoria was born in 1819 and succeeded her uncle, King William IV, to the throne in 1838. With Prince Albert, she had many children...

  4. 14/09/2022 · Queen Victoria was the monarch of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 20 June 1837 until her death. Her 63-year and 7-month reign—the longest of any previous British monarchy—gives her era the name, Victorian Era.

  5. 13/09/2022 · Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria) was born on 24 May 1819 ruled the United Kingdom ruled of Great Britain and Ireland from 20 June 1837 until her passing on January 22, 1901. It is referred to as the Victorian era since her 63-year and 7-month reign was the longest of any previous British ruler. The British Empire significantly expanded during this ...