Queen Victoria | Brief Biography


Queen Victoria | Brief Biography

Queen Victoria Brief Biography

Queen Victoria

Queen Victoria was the monarch of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 1837 until 1901. She was born Alexandrina Victoria on May 24, 1819, at Kensington Palace, London, England. She was the only daughter of Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn, the fourth son of King George III.

Victoria became Queen at the young age of 18, following the death of her uncle, King William IV. During her 63-year reign, she oversaw a period of significant change in Britain, including the Industrial Revolution, which transformed the country into a world power, and the expansion of the British Empire.

In 1840, Queen Victoria married her first cousin, Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. The couple had nine children and Victoria came to rely heavily on Albert for emotional support, especially after his death in 1861. She entered into a period of mourning that lasted for several years, during which she wore black and avoided public appearances.

Queen Victoria was known for her strong sense of morality and her dedication to her role as monarch. She worked to improve the lives of her subjects, particularly the poor, and was a strong advocate for education and social reform. She also played an important role in shaping the British monarchy into its modern form, making it more accessible to the public and more involved in social and political issues.

During her reign, Victoria faced several challenges, including the Irish Potato Famine, which led to the death of more than a million people, and the Boer War, a conflict between Britain and the Boer republics in South Africa. Despite these challenges, she remained a popular figure and was widely respected both in Britain and abroad.

Queen Victoria died on January 22, 1901, at the age of 81. She was succeeded by her son, King Edward VII. Her legacy continues to shape the British monarchy, and she is remembered as one of Britain’s greatest and longest-reigning monarchs. 0 0 0.


Queen Victoria: A Personal History by Christopher Hibbert
Queen Victoria: A Biographical Companion by Helen Rappaport
The Oxford Illustrated History of the British Monarchy edited by John Cannon
Victoria the Queen: An Intimate Biography of the Woman Who Ruled an Empire by Julia Baird
Victoria: A Life by A. N. Wilson. ***


N.B. The article originally belongs to the book ‘Brief Biographies of Eminent Monarchs‘ by Menonim Menonimus.

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