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

Queen Victoria

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 on 20 June 1837. 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.

Was briefly governor of the South Sea company which had traded in slaves.

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Queen Victoria

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Bermondsey Library - 3 - Victoria

Poor dear, we've seen her looking better.

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

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Albert Memorial - Prince Albert

The bronze statue of Albert was originally gilded but this was removed in WW1...

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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

The plaque names only 6 relief panels but there are 7, music being represente...

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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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