Women In The Victorian Era

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1. Important women in the Victorian era

1.1 Queen Victoria (1819-1901)
Alexandrina Victoria was Queen of the United Kingdom from June 1837 until January 1901 and Empress of India from May 1876 until January 1901. Her reign of almost 64 years is both in the UK and overseas known as the Victorian era.

Victoria, born on May 24, 1819, was the only child of Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn and Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld. Through her mother, she had a half-brother and a half-sister: Carl and Feodora. Victoria got her first name Alexandrina from Emperor Alexander I of Russia. Alexander I was actually the godfather of Victoria. Her childhood was quite restless and the relationship between Victoria and her mother (the Duchess of Kent) was not always happy.

William IV, King of the United Kingdom and Hanover, died on June 20, 1837, at the age of 72. Victoria became the new queen because he and his older brothers had no legal male and female offspring. In the morning of June 21, she was woken up by her mother. She told Victoria that William Howley (The Archbishop of Canterbury) and Lord Conyngham had come to speak to her. Lord Conyngham told Victoria that her uncle, William IV, had died and that she was going to be the new Queen. Her coronation took place on June 28, 1838, in Westminster Abbey. Queen Victoria was the first monarch that lived in Buckingham Palace in London for almost her whole life.

In 1836, Victoria met her cousin, Prince Albert of
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