Queen Victoria Influence On Society

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Have you ever heard of Queen Victoria? She was the second most popular queen after Queen Elizabeth. Queen Victoria was born royal, Victoria’s father died when she was only 8 months old and her mom became the main influence in Victoria’s younger years. Her fashion is what named the Victorian era. (Pettinger, 2014) Queen Victoria was born royalty, her mother was Victoria Saxe-Saalfeld-Coburg and her father was Edward, the duke of Kent, King George III's fourth son. Victoria was christened privately in 1819 at Kensington Palace. She was baptised Alexandrina, after one of her godparents and Victoria, after her mother. Victoria’s mother became a main influence in her life after her father died when Victoria was 8 months old. (William) The Victorian…show more content…
She was crowned early to do the people ahead of her dying young, she was crowned after her fathers 3 siblings died. When she was crowned, Victoria refused any further influence from her mom. Respect for the crown was not the best at her coronation, but the straightforward and modest young Queen won the hearts of her subjects. Victoria wanted to know of political matters, but she hadn’t have direct input in policy decisions. Under Queen Victoria's reign, Great Britain got expansion in industry, building bridges railways, underground sewers, power distribution networks, and underground sewers. There were advances in science and technology. During her reign, Britain doubled in size. ( Staff, 2009) Victoria married Prince Albert in 1840 and became a big influence in Victoria's life. They had 9 children, Edward VII, Princess Alice, Princess Victoria, Princess Louise, Princess Beatrice, Princess Helena, Prince Leopold, Prince Arthur, and Prince Alfred. She was devoted to him and did everything in her power to make him happy. Victoria would do nothing without her husband's approval. He loved art, science and industry spurred him to organize the Crystal Palace Exhibition in
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