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Monarchs - Queen Victoria of Britain
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member The Blue Quasar
N 43° 15.391 W 079° 52.140
17T E 591801 N 4789922
Quick Description: Probably one of the best known Queens of England, here she stands dominating above the masses.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 4/16/2006 10:17:05 AM
Waymark Code: WMAKD
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Jake39
Views: 72

Long Description:

Located in Hamilton, Ontario in Gore Park. Considered by some to be the main intersection of the city (King and James)

VICTORIA (r. 1837-1901)

Victoria was born at Kensington Palace, London, on 24 May 1819. She was the only daughter of Edward, Duke of Kent, fourth son of George III. Her father died shortly after her birth and she became heir to the throne because the three uncles who were ahead of her in succession - George IV, Frederick Duke of York, and William IV - had no legitimate children who survived.

Warmhearted and lively, Victoria had a gift for drawing and painting; educated by a governess at home, she was a natural diarist and kept a regular journal throughout her life. On William IV's death in 1837, she became Queen at the age of 18.

Queen Victoria is associated with Britain's great age of industrial expansion, economic progress and, especially, empire. At her death, it was said, Britain had a worldwide empire on which the sun never set.

In the early part of her reign, she was influenced by two men: her first Prime Minister, Lord Melbourne, and her husband, Prince Albert, whom she married in 1840. Both men taught her much about how to be a ruler in a 'constitutional monarchy' where the monarch had very few powers but could use much influence.

Check out the other Queen Victoria Statue in England

Hope you enjoy the Visit

The Blue Quasar

Additional Links:

Victoria 1
Victoria 2
PBS on Victoria

Monarch Ranking: King / Queen

Proper Title and Name of Monarch: Queen Victoria

Country or Empire of Influence: British Empire

Website for additonal information: [Web Link]

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