Queen Victoria - St Paul - Gorsedd, Flintshire, Wales
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N 53° 16.783 W 003° 16.375
30U E 481803 N 5903422
Quick Description: Unusually, the west window of St Paul's church, Gorsedd, includes Queen Victoria’s coat of arms in stained glass, dated 1853.
Location: North Wales, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 6/26/2019 11:57:13 AM
Waymark Code: WM10VCK
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
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Long Description:
Unusually, the west window of St Paul's church, Gorsedd, includes Queen Victoria’s coat of arms in stained glass, dated 1853.

Sexfoil window with coat of arms, crowned, with V and R at either side. One of three windows in the west wall.

"Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria; 24 May 1819 – 22 January 1901) was Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 20 June 1837 until her death. From 1 May 1876, she adopted the additional title of Empress of India.

Victoria was the daughter of Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn, the fourth son of King George III. Both the Duke of Kent and King George III died in 1820, and Victoria was raised under close supervision by her German-born mother Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld. She inherited the throne aged 18, after her father's three elder brothers had all died, leaving no surviving legitimate children. The United Kingdom was already an established constitutional monarchy, in which the sovereign held relatively little direct political power. Privately, Victoria attempted to influence government policy and ministerial appointments; publicly, she became a national icon who was identified with strict standards of personal morality.

Victoria married her first cousin, Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, in 1840. Their nine children married into royal and noble families across the continent, tying them together and earning her the sobriquet "the grandmother of Europe". After Albert's death in 1861, Victoria plunged into deep mourning and avoided public appearances. As a result of her seclusion, republicanism temporarily gained strength, but in the latter half of her reign her popularity recovered. Her Golden and Diamond Jubilees were times of public celebration.

Her reign of 63 years and seven months is known as the Victorian era. It was a period of industrial, cultural, political, scientific, and military change within the United Kingdom, and was marked by a great expansion of the British Empire. She was the last British monarch of the House of Hanover. Her son and successor, Edward VII, belonged to the House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, the line of his father."

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Bearer of Coat of Arms: Noble (aristocratic) family

Full name of the bearer: Queen Victoria

Where is Coat of Arms installed (short description) ?:
West window of church


Material / Design: Glass (painted / stained)

Blazon (heraldic description):
Quarterly: I and IV, Gules, three lions passant guardant in pale Or (for England); II, Or, a lion rampant within a double tressure flory-counter-flory Gules (for Scotland); III, Azure, a harp Or stringed Argent (for Ireland)


Address:
St Paul 2 Parc Gorsedd Gorsedd, Flintshire Wales CH8 8RP


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