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What do we know already about the Victorian

period?
Who were the Victorians and when did they live?

Objectives
To review what we know already
about the Victorian period.
To be able to identify Queen
Victoria and place the Victorian
period in relation to other periods
of history.
To find out about Queen Victoria
and her family.
Victorians
Concept map
Who was Queen
Victoria?
Queen Victoria was born on
24th May,1819 at Kensington
Palace, London. She
was christened Alexandrine Victoria.
However, from birth she was formally
addressed as Her Royal Highness Princess Victoria of Kent.
Victoria was the only child of Prince Edward, Duke of Kent (the
fourth son of King George lll ), and Princess Victoria Mary Louisa
of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld.


How she became Queen.
Her father died soon after she was born. Victoria
was only 18 when she came to the throne,
following the death of her uncle, William IV, in
1837, who had no legitimate children (children
born to married parents). She was crowned in
June 1838.
Her reign was the longest in British history. She
became Queen on 20th June 1837 and reigned for
exactly sixty-three years, seven months, and two
days (June 20, 1837 - January 22, 1901).



Who did she marry and did she
have any children?
She married her German cousin,
Prince Albert on 10
th
February 1840
and this marriage, which ended with
his death in 1861, at the age of 42,
was happy and produced nine
children.



Queen Victorias and Prince
Alberts children
Many of their children and grand children married
heirs to thrones of Spain, Russia, Sweden,
Norway, and Romania. Because this, Victoria
became known as the "Grandmother of Europe.

Victoria, Princess Royal (November 21, 1840 - August 5, 1901)
Albert Edward, Prince of Wales (later, Edward VII) (November 9,
1841 - May 6, 1910),
Alice (April 25, 1843 - December 14, 1878)
Alfred (August 6, 1844 - July 31, 1900)
Helena (May 25, 1846 - June 9, 1923)
Louise (March 18, 1848 - December 3, 1939)
Arthur (May 1, 1850 - January 16, 1942)
Leopold (April 7, 1853 - March 28, 1884)
Beatrice (April 14, 1857 - October 26, 1944)

The House of Hanover
The name Saxe-Coburg-Gotha came to the
British Royal Family in 1840 with the
marriage of Queen Victoria to Prince Albert,
son of Ernst, Duke of Saxe-Coburg & Gotha.
Queen Victoria herself
remained a member of
the House of Hanover.


Who was the Monarch after Queen
Victoria?
Queen Victoria was succeeded by her
eldest son, Albert Edward, (Edward)
Prince of Wales. He became King
Edward VII. This time period is known
as Edwardian times.
Interesting facts
Did you know? Queen Victoria was only 5 feet
(1.52 m) tall.
Victoria didn't go to school. She was taught at home.
As well as learning languages, Victoria studied
history, geography, and the Bible. She was taught
how to play the piano and learned how to paint, a
hobby that she enjoyed into her 60s.
Victoria's first language was German. At three
years old she learnt to speak English and French.
Later she learnt to speak Hindustani because she
was ruler of India as well.
Want to know more?
For further information on Victorian
Britain why not try some of the
following:
Microsoft Encarta (or alternative CD
ROM encyclopaedias)
History books
Websites, including:
www.bbc.co.uk/schools/victorians/
www.snaithprimary.eril.net