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Queen Victoria #onthisday in history, succeeded the British throne she was born 24th May 1819 A.D. until 22th January 1901 A.D. she was the queen of the United kingdom, Great Britain and Ireland, from 20th June 1837 A.D. Queen Victoria was also Empress of India from 1st May 1876 A.D.

Victoria was the daughter of the Prince of Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn, the fourth son of the King George III. However both the Duke of Kent and King George III died in 1820 A.D. She was raised under the Supervision of her German born mother Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld. At the age of 18 she was on the throne due to the death of her Father and three elder brothers who all died at the same time, since there was no other heir to the throne Victoria had ascended it. By this time the United Kingdom had already established a constitutional monarchy which meant the sovereign held relativity little, direct political power.

Behind closed doors Victoria, tried to influence the government in the policy and ministerial appointments, but publicly she become a national icon, who was identified with “strict standards of personal morality.”

Victoria married her first cousin Prince Albert Saxe-Coburg and Gotha in the 1840 A.D. and they had nine children, who married into royal and noble families across Europe which earned Victoria the name ‘The grandmother of Europe.’

Her reign was 63 years and there were seven months which were known to be the Victorian era, because of this period, industrial, cultural and political, scientific and military changed within the United kingdom and the major expansion of the British empire.

 

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