Victoria Facts

Here are some facts about Queen Victoria:-

  • Victoria's father, Edward Duke of Kent

    Victoria's father, Edward Duke of Kent

    Queen Victoria is the UK’s longest reigning monarch – She ruled for 63 years and 7 months, from 1837-1901

  • She was just 18 when she became Queen on 20th June 1837 – Her coronation was on 28th June 1837
  • Queen Victoria was the only child of the Duke and Duchess of Kent (Prince Edward and Princess Victoria Mary Louisa of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld)
  • She was born on 24th May 1819 at Kensington Palace in London
  • Victoria was the granddaughter of George III and inherited the throne from her uncle William IV
  • Queen Victoria’s real name was Alexandrina Victoria and she was known as “Drina” by her family
  • Her father died when she was just 8 months old
  • She was of German heritage and her first language was German
  • She was the last monarch of the House of Hanover
  • Queen Victoria married her cousin, the German prince Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg Gotha, when she was 21
  • She was only five feet tall
  • Queen Elizabeth II, the present Queen, and her husband the Duke of Edinburgh are both great-great-grandchildren of Queen Victoria
  • As well as being Queen, she was the first Empress of India of the British Raj from 1876 until her death in 1901
  • Her reign was one of great change – expansion of the British Empire and a time of political, social, industrial and military progress
  • The British Empire under Victoria meant that Britain ruled over one quarter of the world’s population and was the most powerful country in the world

    Victoria's mother, Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld

    Victoria's mother, Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeldhe British Empire under Victoria meant that Britain ruled over one quarter of the world's population and was the most powerful country in the world

  • Queen Victoria and Prince Albert had 9 children and 42 grandchildren
  • After Prince Albert died of Typhoid Fever in 1861, Queen Victoria wore black for the rest of her reign and became known as the “Widow of Windsor” because she avoided London and public appearance, and spent most of her time at Balmoral Castle, Osborne House and Windsor Castle.
  • She became known as the “Grandmother of Europe” after marrying her children and grandchildren off to members of European royal families
  • She was buried in a white dress, wearing her wedding veil and with one of her husband’s dressing gowns, a lock of her personal servant John Brown’s hair in her left hand, a picture of John Brown and John Brown’s mother’s wedding ring on her finger
  • Queen Victoria survived many assassination attempts
  • During Queen Victoria’s reign, Britain’s population more than doubled
  • Queen Victoria died aged 81 at 6.30pm on 22nd January 1901 at Osborne House on the Isle of Wight, leaving 6 children, 40 grandchildren and 37 great-grandchildren, who included the future monarchs Edward VII, George V, Edward VIII and George VI
  • Queen Victoria is buried beside Prince Albert in Frogmore Mausoleum at Windsor Great Park
  • For her funeral, London was festooned in purple and white because the Queen hated black funerals
  • Queen Victoria’s son Albert Edward became King Edward VII on her death and was the first monarch of the House of Saxe-Coburg Gotha, which is now known as the House of Windsor, of which our Queen, Elizabeth II, is a member

41 Responses to “Victoria Facts”

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  2. Sejal says:

    We are studying Victorians at school and recently we went to Holdenby House as Workhouse Children. My home work is to write a biography about Queen Victoria and Charles Dickens!!!:-)

  3. Claire says:

    Good luck with your homework! Both Victoria and Charles Dickens are fascinating historical characters.

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  6. Esther Ross says:

    What did Queen Victoria die from?
    and was she really married to John Brown, when she died?

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  37. rachel says:

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  38. cheese says:

    i think queen victoria is cool in all but she married her cousen……. bleh

  39. :3 says:

    Its sad she married at 18 though, even if she was suppost to. but it was her cousen!!!!!!

  40. THE TRUTH BE KNOWN QUEEN VICTORIA . DID NOT LIKE THE IRISH ,SHE GAVE A SMALL SUM OF MONEY WHEN THE FAMIN CAME TO IRELAND . I DO NOT KNOW HOW MUCH SHE GAVE . BUT IT WAS A PITTANCE. I DID NOT SAY THAT BEFORE

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