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  everythingroyalqueenvictoria
Victoria, daughter of Edward, the Duke of Kent and Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg was born in Kensington Palace in London on May 24th, 1819.
Her mother kept a close rein on Victoria which included keeping her from her uncles, George IV and William IV.King William IV died in 1837 making young Victoria Queen of England at the tender age of 18.
Victoria was crowned Empress of India by Disraeli.
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  Victoria, Princess Royal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
She was baptised in the Throne Room of Buckingham Palace on 10 February 1841 by William Howley, Archbishop of Canterbury and her godparents were the Dowager Queen Adelaide, the King of the Belgians, the Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, the Duke of Sussex, the Duchess of Gloucester and the Duchess of Kent.
As a daughter of the sovereign, Victoria was automatically a British princess with the style Her Royal Highness, styled HRH The Princess Victoria (and in addition being heiress presumptive to the throne of the United Kingdom before the birth of her younger brother Prince Albert, later Edward VII on 9 November 1841).
Their sympathies created a rift among Queen Victoria's extended family, since Victoria's younger brother, the Prince of Wales, was married to Princess Alexandra of Denmark, the elder daughter of Christian IX of Denmark, who was also reigning duke of the disputed territories of Schleswig and Holstein.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Victoria,_Princess_Royal_and_Empress_Frederick   (1144 words)

  
 Victoria of the United Kingdom - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Victoria, who was almost entirely of German descent (except from her ancestor Sophia of Hanover who was a female-line granddaughter of James I), was the last monarch of the House of Hanover; her son King Edward VII belonged to the House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.
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.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Victoria_of_the_United_Kingdom   (6681 words)

  
 Frederick III of Prussia - LoveToKnow 1911
A serious difference of opinion with the chancellor regarding the proposal for a marriage between Prince Alexander of Battenberg and the princess Victoria of Prussia was arranged by the intervention of Queen Victoria, who visited Berlin to see her dying son-in-law.
The empress Victoria, who, after the death of her husband, was known as the empress Frederick, died on the 5th of August 1901 at the castle of Friedrichskron, Cronberg, near Homburg v.
Of his daughters, the princess Charlotte was married to Bernard, hereditary prince of Meiningen; the princess Victoria to Prince Adolf of Schaumburg-Lippe; the princess Sophie to the duke of Sparta, crown prince of Greece; and the princess Margaretha to Prince Friedrich Karl of Hesse.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Frederick_III_of_Prussia   (1331 words)

  
 PBS : Empires : Queen Victoria : The Changing Empire : Characters : Prince Albert
Victoria seemed almost certain to become queen after her elderly and childless uncles George and William had their turns on the throne.
Victoria knew she was rather plain, with her chief and perhaps only asset her position as queen of the mightiest empire on the globe.
Within weeks of the marriage, Victoria was pregnant, the first of nine times that her role diminished with not only the lassitude of pregnancy but with the social need to sequester herself when bulky with child.
www.pbs.org /empires/victoria/empire/albert.html   (1469 words)

  
 Queen Victoria
She was named Empress of India in 1876, which was an event that showed the interest of the Queen and Great Britain in world colonization, throughout the 19th Century.
Victoria's long reign witnessed an evolution in English politics and the expansion of the British Empire, as well as political and social reform on the continent.
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.
departments.kings.edu /womens_history/victoria.html   (3170 words)

  
 Amazon.com: An Uncommon Woman - The Empress Frederick: Daughter of Queen Victoria, Wife of the Crown Prince of Prussia, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Queen Victoria of England has been the subject of several fine biographies; however, her equally interesting eldest child and favorite daughter, "Vicky," whose tragic fate it was to be the mother of Kaiser Wilhelm, who led the Germans against England in World War I, has not received the level of attention accorded her mother.
She was to be the instrument by which the divided Germany of her youth was to be unified and remade in the image of Britain, a constitutional monarchy with leanings towards liberal democracy.
As the daughter of Queen Victoria, she was encouraged to retain her Englishness yet was expected to be a Prussian wife and princess.
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 Alexander Palace Time Machine - Ernst Ludwig, Grand Duke of Hesse
The boy was so overcome with misery that the agitated mother to console him clasped him in her arms and thus received the kiss of death." It was a burden that Ernie bore for the rest of his life.
The 1880s saw the marriages of Ernie's two eldest sisters, Victoria to Prince Louis of Battenberg, the future Marquess of Milford Haven, and Elizabeth to Grand Duke Serge Alexandrovich, son of Emperor Alexander II and Empress Maria Alexandrovna, herself a Hessian princess.
Eventually, Victoria wrote to Ernie's eldest sister, ordering her to have Ernie make haste to England to ask for Ducky's hand in marriage; she was sure, the Queen wrote, that Ernie did not want to miss the chance for this excellent marriage.
www.alexanderpalace.org /palace/ErnieHesse.html   (3665 words)

  
 Royalty.nu - The History of Germany - German Royalty
Biography of the Empress Frederick, who was the daughter of Queen Victoria and mother of Wilhelm II.
Frederick William IV and the Prussian Monarchy 1840-1861 by David E. Barclay.
The first full-scale study in English of the reign of Frederick William IV, King of Prussia from 1840 to 1861, and arguably the most important German monarch in the century between the death of Frederick the Great and the accession of William II.
www.royalty.nu /Europe/Germany.html   (1376 words)

  
 Victoria, empress of Germany. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
(Victoria Adelaide Mary Louisa), 1840–1901, empress of Germany, daughter of Victoria of England.
In 1858 she married the German crown prince (later Emperor Frederick III).
An English liberal, she was bitterly hostile to the imperial chancellor Otto von Bismarck but was unable to make her dislike effective.
www.bartleby.com /65/vi/Victoria2.html   (132 words)

  
 Royal Genealogies Part 1
The outstanding event of the reign of George V was World War I. Following England's declaration of war on Germany, the king renounced all the German titles belonging to him and his family and changed the name of the royal house to Windsor.
Frederick became ill, however, in 1887 and lived only three months after succeeding to the throne on his father's death.
Ascended the throne of Imperial Germany in 1888.
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 Amazon.co.uk: An Uncommon Woman: The Empress Frederick, Daughter of Queen Victoria, Wife of the Crown Prince of ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The life of Empress Frederick, Daughter of Queen Victoria, Wife of Crown Prince of Prussia, Mother of Kaiser Wilhelm.
Recounts the life of daughter of Queen Victoria--the Empress Frederick--and her personal war against the antidemocratic, antifeminist forces during a revolutionary time in European history, from the mid-nineteenth century to the beginning of World War I. Reprint.
Daphne Bennett wrote the best biography of the Empress Frederick - "Vicky" - and everyone should read it, as opposed to Pakula's book which is a pale and anemic and boring imitator.
www.amazon.co.uk /Uncommon-Woman-Frederick-Daughter-Victoria/dp/0684842165   (963 words)

  
 Mensdorff-Pouilly, Alphonse
Alphonse, Count Mensdorff-Pouilly, 1810-1894, cousin of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, and nephew of Mary Louisa Victoria, Duchess of Kent.
Victoria Maria Louisa, Duchess of Kent to Alphonse Mensdorff-Pouilly, 1830-1856.
Victoria, Princess Royal to Alphonse Mensdorff-Pouilly, June 26, 1853 and July 4, 1855.
www.library.rochester.edu /index.cfm?page=982   (200 words)

  
 AllRefer Encyclopedia - German History, Biographies Encyclopedia
Frederick Augustus I, 1670¢#150;1733, elector of Saxony
Frederick Augustus I, 1750¢#150;1827, king and elector of Saxony
Frederick III, emperor of Germany and king of Prussia
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 The Great War . Historians . Robert K. Massie | PBS
You didn't laugh at a German emperor with a crippled arm who had the most powerful army in the world and who could remove you from the throne by snapping his fingers if he wanted to.
"Kaiser Wilhelm II was the eldest of Queen Victoria's grandchildren.
She married Frederick and became the German Empress.
www.pbs.org /greatwar/historian/hist_massie_02_kaiser.html   (572 words)

  
 Amazon.com: An Uncommon Woman: Empress Frederick, Daughter of Queen Victoria, Wife of the Crown Prince of Prussia: ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Queen Victoria of England has been the subject of several fine biographies; however, her equally interesting eldest child and favorite daughter, "Vicky," whose tragic fate it was to be the mother of Kaiser Wilhelm, who led the Germans against England in World War I, has not received the level of attention accorded her mother.
Vicky, Princess Royal of Great Britain and Empress Frederick of Germany, was raised by her parents Queen Victoria and Prince Albert with a specific purpose.
She was to be the instrument by which the divided Germany of her youth was to be unified and remade in the image of Britain, a constitutional monarchy with leanings towards liberal democracy.
www.amazon.com /Uncommon-Woman-Frederick-Daughter-Victoria/dp/0684808188   (2214 words)

  
 European Royal History: Our Bookstore   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The Tragic Empress: Intimate Conversations with the Empress Eugenie.
She was the eldest daughter of Victoria and mother of Kaiser Wilhelm II.
The voyage to exile of the Romanovs in the Crimea onboard the HMS Marlborough.
www.eurohistory.com /bookstore.htm   (5666 words)

  
 Empress Frederick
Victoria Adelaide Mary Louisa, Empress of Germany, Queen of Prussia, Princess Royal of Great Britain
An Uncommon Woman: The Empress Frederick, Daughter of Queen Victoria, Wife of the Crown Prince of Prussia, Mother of Kaiser Wilhelm by Hannah Pakula
Victoria & Albert, Vicky & The Kaiser: museum exhibition
die_meistersinger.tripod.com /vicky.html   (244 words)

  
 Germany Online
W.R. Smyser explores "the German Question" and uses it to illustrate the story of how Germany was divided and then united against a background of global events and a continuing search for stable peace in an area that has not known it since the age of Charlemagne.
The author has a strong grasp of the leaders who quarreled over Germany between the end of the Second World War and its unification in the 1990s, and an especially good grasp of their motives.
Germany Unified and Europe Transformed: A Study in Statecraft.
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 QUEEN VICTORIA: IMAGES OF HER WORLD
Queen Victoria, whose father died soon after she was born Alexandrine Victoria in 1819, was only 18 when she came to the throne in 1837 as the result of the failure of any of George III's sons older than her father, the Duke of Kent, to produce a legitimate heir.
She married Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha on 10 February 1840 and this marriage, which ended with his death in 1861 at the age of 42, was happy and produced nine children.
1901 as dowager Empress of Germany (married Frederick (Fritz) of Prussia, 1858)
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 NPG P232; 'Four Generations' (King George V; Queen Victoria; King Edward VII; Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor (King ...
This photograph depicts four British monarchs: (from left to right) Prince George, Duke of York, later George V; Queen Victoria; Edward, Prince of Wales, later Edward VII; and Prince Edward of York, later Edward VIII and subsequently Duke of Windsor.
Writing to her daughter Princess Victoria, Empress Frederick of Germany, in June 1894 about the birth of Prince Edward of York, Queen Victoria commented that 'it seems that it has never happened in this Country that there should be three direct Heirs as well as the Sovereign alive'.
The queen was evidently fond of this idea, and a number of photographs and paintings commemorate 'The Four Generations'.
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 FREDERICK GENEALOGY HOMEPAGE
John Frederick was the first family member that we have records on.
John Frederick was born 12 Sept. 1787, died 15 Dec. 1864 buried in the Ellerton Brethren Cemetery, and married Mary Ann Easterday on 9 Nov. 1839 in Frederick Co. Maryland.
John may have fought in the War of 1812 and was given a land grant for doing so; the paper work we have, re: war of 1812, may be for a different John Frederick not sure yet.
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 Victoria, empress of Germany — Infoplease.com
Was Queen Victoria a bastard?(implication in new book, 'Queen Victoria's Gene,' by Malcolm and William Potts)(Brief Article)
Queen Victoria and the challenge of Roman Catholicism.
Victoria: Lynne Vallone reviews the life of the woman who has occupied the throne longer than any other individual, and considers......
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 Find in a Library: An uncommon woman : Empress Frederick : daughter of Queen Victoria, wife of the Crown Prince of ...
Find in a Library: An uncommon woman : Empress Frederick : daughter of Queen Victoria, wife of the Crown Prince of Prussia, mother of Kaiser Wilhelm
An uncommon woman : Empress Frederick : daughter of Queen Victoria, wife of the Crown Prince of Prussia, mother of Kaiser Wilhelm
Subjects: Victoria, -- Empress, consort of Frederick III, Emperor of Germany.
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 BOOKS on 19th & EARLY 20th CENTURY GERMANY
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The Nation as Metaphor: Württemberg, Imperial Germany, and National Memory, 1871-1918.
An Uncommon Woman: The Empress Frederick, Daughter of Queen Victoria, Wife of the Crown Prince of Prussia, Mother of Kaiser Wilhelm.
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