Queen Victoria

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Referat Fach: English 2001 7Ahs Alter d. Verf. 17 QQueen Victoria Queen Alexandria Victoria was born at Kensington Palace, in London, on 24 May 1819, as the only child of the fourth son of King Georg III, Edward, duke of Kent. She hadn´t had a happy childhood. Her father died very early, shortly after she was born and victoria became heir to the throne because her uncles had no legitimate children who survived. Victoria had a gift for drawing and painting and kept a regular jurnal all trough her life. At the age of 18, after her uncle William IV died childless, Victoria became Queen of England. She was crowned in 1837 and married three years later prince Albert of Saxe- Coburg and Gotha, they met eachother when they were 17. Although she used to marry an other man but she proposed marriage with Prince Albert, who took later a very important part in the art science, trade and industry. Queen Victoria is associted with Britain´s great age of industrial expansion, economic progress and empire. In the early part of her reign, she was influenced by two men: her first Prime Minister, Lord Melbourne, and her husband. She was deeply attached to Albert and sank into depression after he died in 1861 at the age of 42. Her Marriage to Prince Albert Brought 9 children between 1840 and 1857. Most of her children married into other royal families of Europe. Victoria herself was reluctant to resume a full public life. She was persuaded to open Parliament in person in 1866 and 1867 , but ...

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