Sir John Ponsonby Conroy, 1st Baronet, KCH (21 October 1786 – 2 March 1854) was a British Army officer who served as comptroller to the Duchess of Kent and her young daughter, Princess Victoria, the future Queen of the United Kingdom.
The system was endorsed by Queen Victoria's half-brother, Carl, 3rd Prince of Leiningen, who supported their mother's ambitions for a regency. In 1841, after Victoria had become queen and had made known her displeasure with the system, Carl attempted to justify it in his book A Complete History of the Policy Followed at Kensington, Under Sir John Conroy's Guidance .
Victoria describiría más tarde su infancia como «bastante melancólica».  Su madre era muy protectora, por lo que tuvo una educación aislada, lejos de otros niños de su edad, siguiendo el llamado «sistema Kensington», un conjunto de reglas y protocolos elaborados por la duquesa y su ambicioso y dominante mayordomo, sir John Conroy, que según algunos rumores era amante de la ...
21/08/2019 · Early in 1839, one of Queen Victoria’s ladies in waiting, Lady Flora Hastings, began experiencing abdominal pain. After repeated doctor visits, there was no apparent cause, and Hastings' enemies began to spread rumors that she was pregnant with John Conroy’s illegitimate child.
20/05/2022 · Victoria, in full Alexandrina Victoria, (born May 24, 1819, Kensington Palace, London, England—died January 22, 1901, Osborne, near Cowes, Isle of Wight), queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland (1837–1901) and empress of India (1876–1901). She was the last of the house of Hanover and gave her name to an era, the Victorian Age. During her reign the British monarchy took ...
31/03/2021 · In the 1800s, Queen Victoria oversaw the expansion of the British Empire—which would cover a fifth of the Earth's surface by the end of the century—and critical reforms to the monarchy.
06/01/2021 · Queen Victoria timeline: 9 milestones in the monarch's life. 24 May 1819 – Princess Victoria is born. 20 June 1837 – The young princess becomes a queen 1839 – The Bedchamber crisis. 10 February 1840 – Queen Victoria marries Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. 21 November 1840 – Victoria and Albert start a royal family