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Queen Victoria

Person   Born 24/5/1819 Died 22/1/1901

Categories: Royalty, Seriously Famous

Reigned: 1837-1901, 64 years. Born Kensington Palace. Daughter of Edward, Duke of Kent and Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg. Niece of her predecessor,King William IV. Her first name was Alexandrina and as a child she was called Drina, but she preferred Victoria and, as queen, one can insist on things like that. Prior to her reign the name was not a common one in Britain.

She was only a month past her 18th birthday when she became queen. Married Albert, her German first cousin, in 1840 in a white dress which was unusual at the time but was quickly taken up by the wealthy and then everyone else.

Victoria, reportedly, did not like children but did like sex. They had 9 children: Victoria, Albert, Alice, Alfred, Helena, Louise, Arthur, Leopold and Beatrice. Died at the royal holiday home, Osborne House on the Isle of Wight.

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Blackfriars Bridge - underpass

{Each print is labelled. The one we have chosen for illustration is:} Her Ma...

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Cleopatra's needle

Pink granite, 68.5 feet high, 186 tons. Vulliamy created, and Youngs cast, th...

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Coburg Dwellings

Coburg Dwelllings This block was built by the Mercers Company in 1904. It was...

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Duke of Albany

The part of the building fronting Queen Square was redeveloped and opened (al...

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Blackfriars Bridge - plaque

Corporation of London Blackfriars Bridge, standing on the site of the origina...

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London Bridge alcoves in Victoria Park - inscription

{Incised into the stone of the wall where you rest your back when seated:} Th...

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People's Palace

This building was erected in 1936 as the People's Palace. It was opened by Ki...

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Queen's Tower - IC

The stone was laid only 14 days into her 51st year so we're taking this as a ...

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Tower Bridge, 1894 - opening

In 1894 the royal personages listed at the top of the plaque as: Prince of Wa...

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