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Queen Victoria
(1819-1901)


    Queen Victoria was the longest reigning monarch of Britain, who made greater contribution to the political solidarity of the British people than any other individual. Queen Victoria was conferred the title 'Empress of India' in 1876, as India was under British rule at that time. She reigned for 63 long years which is the longest reign among all the British monarchs.

    Queen Victoria was born in 1819 in London in the royal family of Britain. Her father, Duke Edward of Kent died when she was only a baby, but her mother brought her up like a princess. In her appearance she was very attractive. In 1840, she was married to the German prince, Albert, a handsome and an intellectual person. Victoria and Albert had nine children. They had a happy domestic life, but Albert died of typhoid in 1861 at a very early age. Victoria's grief was terrible and she went into deep mourning by isolating herself from public life. To forget her sorrow, she devoted herself for the people and her country.


    She succeeded the British throne on the death of her uncle William IV in 1837 at the age of 18 years. She was an intelligent queen. During her regime, England grew into a democratic country. Victorian age was the age of confidence in Britain. She happened to be the British monarch having long and significant tenure which ended with the First World War. Victoria was a woman of immense vitality and her tireless efforts transformed Britain into a symbol of new imperialism. Britain became a country of order and by the end of the 19th century; Britain was the most prosperous country in the world.





















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