Queen Victoria Essay

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Queen Victoria

Victoria (queen) (1819-1901), queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
(1837-1901) and empress of India (1876-1901). Her reign was the longest of any monarch in
British history and came to be known as the Victorian era.

Queen Victoria was the official head of state not only of the United Kingdom but also of
the growing worldwide British Empire, which included Canada, Australia, India, New
Zealand, and large parts of Africa. As the personal embodiment of her kingdom, Victoria
was eager to ensure that her country was held in high esteem throughout the world as an
economically and militarily powerful state and as a model of civilization. Victoria
brought to the British monarchy such 19th-century ideals as a devoted family life,
earnestness, public and private respectability, and obedience to the law. During the later
years of her reign, the monarchy attained a high degree of popularity among most of its

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