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From 1837 until 1901, Queen Victoria ruled the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. Next to Queen Elizabeth II, she was the second longest-reigning monarch in British history. Her reign for 63 years became known as the Victorian Era.
See the fact file below for more information on the Queen Victoria or alternatively, you can download our 19-page Queen Victoria worksheet pack to utilise within the classroom or home environment.
Key Facts & Information
BECOMING A QUEEN
- Born on May 24, 1819, Queen Victoria was the granddaughter of George III, and her father, Edward was fourth in the line of succession. Edward, Duke of Kent married Princess Victoria of Germany and had one child.
- At the age of eighteen, Victoria became the Queen of the United Kingdom after the death of his father, Edward, grandfather, King George III, and uncle, King William IV.
- On June 28, 1838, Victoria was officially crowned as the Queen of Great Britain.
- In 1840, she married her first cousin, Prince Albert and had 9 children together. Victoria was often referred to as the “grandmother of Europe” since all her children went on to marry other European royal families.
REIGN AS QUEEN
- Her reign of 63 years and seven months is known as the Victorian era. This was a time of great discovery in industrial, cultural, political, and scientific fields, from Victorian inventions to Victorian houses and more.
- She had ‘no smoking’ signs placed in nearly every room in Buckingham palace. She disliked smoking and also didn’t like the recently invented telephone. She was a talented artist and enjoyed looking at art. She would often present Prince Albert with paintings of nude or nearly nude women on birthdays and anniversaries.
- Despite her reputation for being serious, Queen Victoria did have a fun side. She enjoyed to laugh at a good joke and would often go to see the opera. She also enjoyed to dance and play piano.
- Prince Albert died in December, 1861 and his death left Queen Victoria devastated. After his death, Victoria only ever wore black and was in a permanent state of mourning. She survived at least seven assassination attempts during her reign. Many of the assassins were declared as being insane and were sent to mental asylums.
- Queen Victoria could speak many languages. She was known to be fluent in both Urdu and Hindustani. She also declared Ottawa in Canada to be the capital of the province, despite never visiting Canada herself.
- The Victoria Cross medal for bravery was named after the Queen. It was introduced in 1856 during the Crimean war. To this day, it is the highest award for bravery in Britain, Canada, and Australia.
- She appeared on The Penny Black, the first adhesive postage stamp. The stamp was designed by William Mulready and was released in Britain on May 1, 1840.
- Hundreds of streets, squares, and pubs in the UK are named after Queen Victoria.There are also many statues to her around the UK. Victoria train station in London is named after her, as well as the Victoria and Albert Museum. Victoria Falls in Africa is named after Queen Victoria. The waterfall was discovered by Scottish missionary and explorer David Livingstone on November 16, 1855. He named his discovery in honour of the Queen.
- Many other places around the world are named after Queen Victoria. These include the largest lake in Africa, Lake Victoria, the capital of the Seychelles Islands, and several cities and states in Canada and Australia.
- For six decades, Queen Victoria worked with several Prime Ministers, including Lord Melbourne, Benjamin Disraeli, Lord John Russell, Lord Palmerston, and Gladstone.
- As the grandmother of Europe, her grandchildren are spread in the royal families of Germany, Russia, Greece, Romania, Norway, Sweden, and Spain.
Queen Victoria Worksheets
This is a fantastic bundle which includes everything you need to know about Queen Victoria across 19 in-depth pages. These are ready-to-use Queen Victoria worksheets that are perfect for teaching students about Queen Victoria who ruled the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. Next to Queen Elizabeth II, she was the second longest-reigning monarch in British history. Her reign for 63 years became known as the Victorian Era.
Complete List Of Included Worksheets
- Queen Victoria Facts
- Hail the Queen!
- Buckingham Palace
- Through Her Diary
- The British Empire
- Victorian Inventions
- Fascinating British Monarchs
- Two Queens
- Victorian Era in Focus
- Queen Victoria in Video
- Power of Queens
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