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Monarchs - Queen Victoria - Chester, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc
N 53° 11.460 W 002° 53.392
30U E 507358 N 5893523
Quick Description: This wooden statue of Queen Victoria is on the side of a terrace of shops and offices near to Chester Cathedral.
Location: North West England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 2/1/2019 4:14:25 AM
Waymark Code: WM1007E
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 2

Long Description:
A nearby blue plaque tells the story of the terrace and the statue.
ST. WERBURGH
STREET
THE WHOLE OF THE EAST SIDE
OF THIS STREET WAS DESIGNED
AND DEVELOPED BETWEEN
1895 and 1899 BY THE
CHESTER ARCHITECT
JOHN DOUGLAS (1829-1911).
THE CARVED DETAIL INCLUDES A
FIGURE OF QUEEN VICTORIA,
PLACED HERE TO COMMEMORATE
HER DIAMOND JUBILEE
IN 1897.
Queen Victoria
Queen Victoria is associated with Britain's great age of industrial expansion, economic progress and, especially, empire. She was awarded the title of The Empress of India in 1877. At her death, it was said, Britain had a worldwide empire on which the sun never set.

She had 9 children during her marriage to Prince Albert. Their nine children and 26 of their 34 grandchildren who survived childhood married into royal and noble families across the continent, tying them together and earning her the nickname "the grandmother of Europe"

Victoria had been a much loved figure before and after she became queen, but after he died in 1861 aged only 42, she fell into a state of depression and largely withdrew from public life. However after 20 years or so, she slowly re-entered public life and after her jubilees was fully restored to public favour.
Monarch Ranking: Emperor / Empress

Proper Title and Name of Monarch: Her Majesty Victoria, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Queen, Defender of the Faith, Empress of India.

Country or Empire of Influence: United Kingdom and India

Website for additonal information: [Web Link]

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