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  The Life & Times of Queen Victoria
Victoria was the daughter of Edward, the Duke of Kent and Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg.
In 1887 Victoria’s Golden Jubilee was a grand national celebration of her 50th year as Queen.
Victoria's long reign witnessed an evolution in English politics and the expansion of the British Empire, as well as political and social reforms on the continent.
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  Victoria of the United Kingdom - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Victoria's father, the Duke of Kent and Strathearn, was the fourth son of King George III and Queen Charlotte.
Victoria's personal life was marked by many personal tragedies, including the death of her son, the Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, the fatal illness of her daughter, The Empress Friedrich, Queen Dowager of Prussia, and the death of two of her grandsons, Prince Alfred of Edinburgh and Saxe-Coburg-Gotha and Prince Christian Victor of Schleswig-Holstein.
As of 2005, the European monarchs and former monarchs descended from Victoria are: the Queen of the United Kingdom (as well as her husband), the King of Norway, the King of Sweden, the Queen of Denmark, the King of Spain, the King of the Hellenes (deposed) and the King of Romania (deposed).
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 Royalty.nu - British Royal History - Queen Victoria and Her Family
On the Trail of Queen Victoria in the Highlands by Ian Mitchell.
Queen Victoria's Gene by D. Potts and W. Potts is about the hemophilia gene Queen Victoria passed down to her descendants and how it affected European history.
Queen Victoria and the Discovery of the Riviera by Michael Nelson and Asa, Lord Briggs.
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 Queen Victoria   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Queen Victoria reigned from 1837 to 1901, the longest reign by a British Monarch.
The oldest sister, Victoria, is significant as the mother of Lord Mountbatten and grandmother of the present Duke of Edinburgh.
Her sister, Victoria Melita ("Ducky"), became the Grand Duchess Kyril of Russia, and it is her great-grandson that is one of the foremost contenders to the Romanov throne.
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 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Victoria of the United Kingdom
Queen Victoria (shown here on the morning of her Accession to the Throne, 20 June 1837) gave her name to the historic era The Victorian era of Great Britain is considered the height of the British industrial revolution and the apex of the British Empire.
Victoria, who was largely of German descent, was the last monarch of the House of Hanover; her successor belonged to the House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.
As of 2005, the European monarchs and former monarchs descended from Victoria are: the Queen of the United Kingdom, the King of Norway, the King of Sweden, the Queen of Denmark, the King of Spain, the King of the Hellenes (deposed) and the King of Romania (deposed).
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 Learn more about Victoria of the United Kingdom in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: )
She was born on May 24, 1819, to Edward Augustus, Duke of Kent (fourth son of King George III) and Princess Viktoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, sister of King Leopold I of the Belgians and widow of HSH Emich, 2nd Prince of Leiningen.
Queen Victoria died in 1901, at Osborne House on the Isle of Wight and was buried at Frogmore, Windsor Castle.
Victoria was less than happy with the name and all mention of the name she hated was hidden for decades until rediscovered during the First World War.
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 Queen Victoria - A Brief Biography
The name "Queen Victoria" conjures up a picture of a small, plump old lady in a fl gown and lace cap, querulous and exacting, "not amused" at the antics of the younger generation, yearning always to be reunited by death with her dear departed Albert.
Victoria's grief was so great that she did not appear in public for three years and did not open Parliament until 1866; her prolonged seclusion damaged her popularity.
The queen was not highly intelligent, but her conscientiousness and strict morals helped to restore the prestige of the crown and to establish it as a symbol of public service and imperial unity.
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 History of the Monarchy > The Hanoverians > Victoria
Warmhearted and lively, Victoria had a gift for drawing and painting; educated by a governess at home, she was a natural diarist and kept a regular journal throughout her life.
Victoria was deeply attached to her husband and she sank into depression after he died, aged 42, in 1861.
Victoria and her family travelled and were seen on an unprecedented scale, thanks to transport improvements and other technical changes such as the spread of newspapers and the invention of photography.
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 Britannia: Monarchs of Britain
Victoria, born May 24, 1819, was the daughter of Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn and Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld.
Edward died when Victoria was but eight months old, upon which her mother enacted a strict regimen that, shunned the courts of Victoria's uncles, George IV and William IV.
Victoria's role after this political realignment was one of mediation between departing and arriving Prime Ministers (the Prime Minister was chosen by the party in control of the House of Commons).
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 Queen Victoria - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Victoria the first, Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Lord of All Dominions Beyond Scunthorpe in North Lincolnshire on the Appleby Frodingham Railway, Empress of Indiana, and Purchaser of Discount Teabags was Queen of the World from 1819 until 1901.
And Victoria, while enlightened on the dual nature of the Royal Puss, still refused to admit that she had one, but instead claimed it to be a Kumquat, for from it came the fruit of her loom.
In 1876, the queen outlawed toothbrushes for her citizens and Dentistry as a course of study and as a field of professional practice.
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 Queen Victoria
It was in June of 1840 that the Queen married Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha.
The author notes that the Queen was terribly sullen and uninterested in the concerns of foreign affairs, since her husband died in December 1861, and the key years of the American Civil War occurred during this time of her mourning.
Although the author notes that the Queen was not personally responsible for the societal changes occurring during her rein, he does imply that Victoria made a significant impact upon everyday life throughout the Victorian Era.
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 British Royalty, Queen Victoria's Not So Victorian Writings
Perhaps if she had not had an empire over which to preside, Queen Victoria's name would be linked with the exact antithesis of what we now think of as "Victorian" if she had spent her time challenging a woman's role more publicly than in her letters to her daughter.
Queen Victoria sneers at marriage repeatedly in her letters, even challenging the then accepted (and "Victorian") idea that a woman could only be truly fulfilled through marriage.
Queen Victoria did, however, acknowledge that marriage in the mid nineteenth century was one of the few "career" options a woman had and seemed to feel that it was better to bow one's head to this fate without too much fuss.
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 BBC - History - Victoria (1819 - 1901)
Queen Victoria was the longest reigning British monarch and the figurehead of a vast empire.
Victoria was born in London on 24 May 1819, the only child of Edward, Duke of Kent, and Victoria Maria Louisa of Saxe-Coburg.
Victoria never fully recovered from Albert's death in 1861 and she remained in mourning for the rest of her life.
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 Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : Queen Victoria   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Queen Victoria is often referred to as 'The Vic' or 'The Queen Vic'.
A number of places which were once in the former British Empire were named after the British monarch who reigned over it for the greater part of its most dominant period, Queen Victoria.
There are other places that have the name "Victoria", with or without other words, but not all were named after Queen Victoria; see Victoria (disambiguation).
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 Victoria Day | Queen Victoria's Birthday | May 22, 2006 | Long Weekend | Canada | History   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Queen Victoria was born on May 24th but Canadians celebrate Victoria Day on the Monday before May 25.
Victoria Day became a popular holiday in Ontario (it was Canada West back then) in 1845 and a national holiday in 1901.
Victoria, who was queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and empress of India, was born in 1819.
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 CNN.com - Book claims Queen Victoria an illegitimate child - September 2, 2002
Wilson also writes that Victoria was a carrier for the disease hemophilia, although medical records tracing her mother's ancestors for 17 generations show no evidence of the disease, suggesting Victoria inherited it from Conroy.
But American researchers on Victoria's medical background said it was "extremely unlikely" that Conroy had been a hemophiliac, and that the disease was more likely to have resulted from a genetic mutation, the newspaper reported.
Queen Victoria's claim to the crown was through her father, the brother of William IV, who died without children.
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 Queen Victoria
Queen Victoria had a profound effect on the nineteenth century.
Victoria was an important proponent in transferring control of India from the East India Company to the British government in 1858.
Victoria affected the rest of Europe because she was the “Grandmother of Europe”.
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 Trenches on the Web - Bio: Queen Victoria of Great Britain
Queen Victoria ruled from 1837 to 1901, the longest reigning monarch in British history.
If Victoria was to insistently interject her opinions and make her views felt in the cabinet, it was only because of Albert’s teachings of hard work.
Queen Victoria, Widow of Windsor, mother of the Empire, reigned for sixty-four years.
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 Queen Victoria facts for kids
Queen Victoria came to the throne when she was only 18 years of age on June 20, 1837.
Victoria was known as the "Grandmother of Europe" because many of her children and grandchildren married into the royal families of other European countries.
Queen Victoria was succeeded by her eldest son, Albert Edward, Prince of Wales.
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 Queen Victoria   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Victoria was born in England on May 24, 1819.
Called the Victorian Era, it was known for Victoria's laizze-faire ways, meaning "hands-off." Her first law was passed in 1832, the Reform Act that gave legislative authority to the House of Lords and executive authority to the House of Commons.
During her reign, Queen Victoria doubled England in size, kept England almost free of war (with only three small exceptions), had nonexistant European entanglements, formed the Liberal and Conservative parties, and broadened suffrage with the Reform Acts of 1867 and 1884.
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 Queen Victoria Biography (Royalty) — Infoplease.com
Victoria was only 18 when she became queen upon the death of her uncle, King William IV.
Victoria was shattered by his untimely death at age 42, and she went into a prolonged period of mourning.
She is the great-grandmother of King George VI, the great-great-grandmother of Queen Elizabeth II, and the great-great-great-great-grandmother of princes William and Harry.
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 Queen Victoria
The Duke of Kent was the fourth son of George III and Victoria Maria Louisa was the sister of King Leopold of Belgium.
The queen's doctor discovered that Lady Hastings was indeed a virgin and that the swelling was caused by a cancerous growth on the liver.
Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, on the other hand, believed that the British government should do what it could to help preserve European royal families against revolutionary groups advocating republicanism.
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 Traditional Victorian living - Queen Victoria - The Victorian Era
Maria Louisa, Her father died before Victoria was one year old, and she was carefully raised by her mother, actually having little contact with the outside world.
After the death of Prince Albert, the queen had only one advisor, to whom she showed attention, and that was Benjamin Disraeli, whom she affectionately called “Dizzy.” He advised her to be crowned “Empress of India”, in 1876, and she, in turn, named him Earl of Beaconsfield.
Queen Victoria died at her winter home at Osborne, on the Isle of Wright on January 22, 1901, a respected woman and queen, having reigned for almost 64 years.
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 Victoria Day
May 24, Queen Victoria's birthday, was declared a holiday by the Legislature of the Province of Canada in 1845.
After the death of Queen Victoria in 1901, an Act was passed by the Parliament of Canada establishing a legal holiday on May 24 in each year (or May 25 if May 24 fell on a Sunday) under the name Victoria Day.
It was not an innovation to celebrate the birthday of the reigning sovereign on the anniversary of the birth of a predecessor.
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 Queen Victoria Family | Queen Victoria History | Queen Victoria Fact | Queen Victoria England | Queen Victoria Life
Victoria was Queen of Great Britain for 64 years, from 1837 to 1901.
Victoria and Albert had four sons and five daughters and were very happily married until Albert's death in 1861.
Victoria was heartbroken at Albert's death and refused to go out in public for ten years.
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 CNN.com - Royals mark Queen Victoria's death - January 21, 2001
Queen Victoria reigned for nearly 64 years -- longer than any other British sovereign, succeeding her uncle William IV in 1837.
She was born Princess Alexandrina Victoria of Kent on May 24, 1819, at Kensington Palace to Prince Edward and Princess Victoria.
In 1857, Queen Victoria was so shocked by Michelangelo's nude statue of David that a fig life was made and used to cover up the sculpture.
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 Queen Victoria
Victoria married her first cousin, Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, and they had nine children.
Through Victoria the queen is also a distant cousin of King Juan Carlos of Spain.
While Victoria's reign represented a pinnacle of stability, while she was on the throne the balance of power continued its shift away from the monarch in favor of Parliament.
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