Queen Victoria Former queen of uNited kingdom

Background Information

Queen Victoria (1819-1901) was the second longest-reigning British monarch. She helped the British Empire climb the ladder of power and prosperity. Victoria expanded advancement of Britain.

Becoming Queen of United Kingdom

On June 27 1837, Victoria was informed of the death of her uncle, King William IV. At age of eighteen Victoria was crowned queen of England.

Queen Victoria lived in several palaces and castles. (From top left to bottom right) She lived in the Osborne Castle, Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle, Balmoral Castle.

Territory of the British Empire during the time period, along with other control of empires.

Morality

Church had a daily influence on the lives of the citizens of England.

Literature

An impact of writers and authors was greatly exposed during this time, authors such as Charles Dickens, Oscar Wilde, and Thomas Hardy.

Inventions

Various inventions were made including the telegraph and advancement in medicine.

Music

Folk songs were one of the most popular forms of music during the Victorian Era.

Reign of Queen Victoria

During Reign:

  • Reign was the rise of imperialism in Great Britain.
  • Queen Victoria was banned from Hanoverian succession because of the Salic law.
  • Influence promoted and expanded the British Empire.
  • Growth in industry, architect (bridges, railroads), politics, and communication.
  • British army fought in several wars during the reign of Victoria.
  • Prevented Franco-German War by writing a convincing letter to the Emperor of Germany.
  • Participated in the Second Boer War.
  • Led growth of Republican movement.
  • Experienced several attempts of assassination.
Death of Queen Victoria

Queen Victoria died on January 22, 1901. She was eighty-one years old and had served almost sixty-four years of reign.

RESOURCES

http://www.biography.com/people/queen-victoria-9518355

https://www.britannica.com/biography/Victoria-queen-of-United-Kingdom

http://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/queen-victoria-2597.php

https://britishheritage.com/queen-victoria/

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