Queen victoria was queen of the united kingdom of great britain and ireland from 1837 to 1901—the second longest reign of any other british monarch in history queen victoria served as queen of. The extraordinary story of the world's most influential, intriguing and surprising ruler, queen victoria when alexandrina victoria was crowned queen of the united kingdom of great britain and ireland on 20 june 1837, she was 18 years old and barely five feet tall her subjects were fascinated and. Victoria (1819-1901) was 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.
In march 1861, victoria's mother and albert's aunt, the duchess of kent, died and victoria was grief-stricken albert took on most of the queen's duties, despite continuing to suffer with chronic stomach trouble. 2) queen victoria was born to an english father, edward, duke of kent, and a german mother, princess maria louisa victoria of saxe-coburg-saalfald 3) victoria became queen of england in june 1837 , when she was just 18 years old. Queen victoria of the united kingdom and ireland, as she was officially known, lived a both tragic and fascinating life that has prompted her to become one of the most well-known of all the. The hidden misery of queen victoria's household has emerged from royal diaries and letters as well with interviews historians and biographers according to the bbc, the series reveals a story.
Queen victoria reigned over the british empire for nearly 64 years, from 1837-1901 she presided over a period of industrial progress, artistic successes and political empire-building which became known as the victorian era. A lively and intriguing biography of queen victoria, from her difficult and lonely childhood to her life as one of the most powerful women in the world. First of a two-part documentary in which prince michael of kent traces the story of the idyllic love match between his great-great grandmother, queen victoria, and prince albert of saxe-coberg. Queen victoria was the first known carrier of hemophilia, an affliction that would become known as the royal disease hemophilia, a blood clotting disorder caused by a mutation on the x. This work is based on the biographical notice of queen victoria which was published in the third supplementary volume of the dictionary of national biography' in october 1901 i undertook that article at the earnest request of the public-spirited proprietor of the dictionary, the late mr george.
The obstacles to queen victoria and prince albert's relationship came in the years before their grand wedding here's what you need to know about their affair, wedding, and marriage. Prince arthur windsor biography: duke of connaught and strathearn, son of queen victoria, was born on 1 may 1850 prince arthur windsor he was a member of the british royal family and served governor general of canada. Tags: biography, british-monarchy, british-royalty, history, non-fiction, queen-victoria, victorian 38 likes like lists are re-scored approximately every 5 minutes. Queen victoria may just be one of the most recognizable figures in world history, a ruler who lent her name to an entire age but julia baird writes persuasively in a new biography that the real. As part of the festivities to celebrate queen victoria's golden jubilee, celebrating 50 years on the throne, the queen hosted dozens of foreign rulers at a lavish banquet she led a grand.
Queen victoria and prince albert were the first of the royals to occupy buckingham palace, the current home of queen elizabeth and prince phillip growing up, victoria was rather smothered by her mother. Portrait of queen victoria the royal collection windsor princess alexandrina victoria was not only born to be queen of england: she was conceived to be queen. Princess victoria alexandria was born on may 24, 1819 at kensington palace in london her father was edward, the duke of kent and her mother was princess victoria of germany victoria lived the life of a young royal and her mother was very protective she had little contact with other children. On december 27th 2007 queen elizabeth ii became the oldest british reigning monarch elizabeth, aged 81, passed the mark set by her great-great-grandmother, queen victoria victoria was born on may 24, 1819, and lived for 81 years and 243 days buckingham palace announced that elizabeth had moved. Find great deals for victoria the queen : an intimate biography of the woman who ruled an empire by julia baird (2016, hardcover) shop with confidence on ebay.
Prince albert was a member of german royalty who married britain's queen victoria and helped to spark an era of technological innovation as well as personal style albert, who had been born as a prince in germany, was initially seen by the british as an interloper in british society but his. This work is based on the biographical notice of queen victoria which was published in the third supplementary volume of the 'dictionary of national. To her subjects queen victoria seemed to be a grim individual, but in private she was a very different person. Princess alexandrina victoria was born on may 24, 1819 to the duke and duchess of kent victoria as she was called was the granddaughter of king.
Episode 11 of the channel five series kings & queens, which looks at the life and reign of queen victoria of britain the series looks at key monarchs in the. Protean and particular queen victoria photograph: gunn & stewart/hulton-deutsch collection/corbis towards the end of this subtle, thoughtful biography of queen victoria an wilson presents his.