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The Victorian Age

Victoria was Queen of Great Britain and Ireland from 1837 to 1901. She was the only daughter of Edward, the Duke of Kent. Her father died shortly after she was born and she became heir to the throne. The Victorian Age was characterised by rapid change and developments in almost everything. From advances in medical, scientific and technological knowledge, to changes in population growth and location. Today, we associate the 19th century with the work ethic, family values, religious observation and institutional faith. In 1840, Queen Victoria married her first cousin, Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. At first, the British public did not particularly like the German prince, and he was excluded from holding any official political position. At times, their marriage was hectic because they both had …show more content…

When a woman married in the Victorian age, she did not have an independent legal status. Women also had no right to any money, including the money that she earned and worked for. She could not make a will or buy property, she had no claim to her children, and she had to move with her spouse wherever he went. If the husband died, he could name his wife as the guardian of the children, but he did not have to if he did not wish to. Britain during the 19th century was known as Victorian England because of Queen Victoria’s long reign and the unforgettable stamp she left in the country. Victoria continued her duties until she passed away. In 1900, she spent Christmas at Osborne House on the Isle of Wight, where her health quickly declined to the point that she was not able to return to London. Her son and successor, King Edward VII and her grandson Emperor Wilhelm II of Germany, were both at her bedside when she passed away. She died on January 22, 1901, at age 81 from a cerebral hemorrhage. She served as queen for almost 64 years. At the time, she was the queen with the longest

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