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Timeline of Victorian Britain

  • Queen Victoria was born

    Queen Victoria was born
    Victoria was the only child of Prince Edward (Duke of Kent) and Princess Victoria Mary Louisa of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld. Queen Victoria was born on the 24 May in 1819.
    Her father died eight months after she was born.
  • Victoria became Queen

    Victoria became Queen
    Queen Victoria reigned for exactly sixty-three years, seven months, and two days (June 20, 1837 - January 22, 1901). Queen Victoria is our longest ever serving monarch.
  • Victoria marries

    Victoria marries
    At the age of 21, Victoria married her cousin, Albert of Saxe-Coburg Gotha, a German Prince. They married on the 10th February 1840 at the Chapel Royal in St. James's Palace.
  • Queen Victoria died

    Queen Victoria died
    Queen Victoria died on 22 January, 1901 at Osborne House on the Isle of Wight. She was 81.
    Queen Victoria was survived by 6 children, 40 grandchildren and 37 great-grandchildren, including four future sovereigns of England: Edward VII, George V, Edward VIII and George VI. She is buried in a mausoleum at Frogmore, Windsor.