History's HEROES? Dated 1819 - 1901

Queen Victoria

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London, England
Born there, worked there, and died there.



    • Brave / Courageous
    • A good and strong leader
    • Has integrity (stands up for what they believe and act accordingly)
    • Single minded / Focused (has a purpose)
    • Ambitious
    • Wise
    • Kind and compassionate


    "We are not interested in the possibilities of defeat. They do not exist." - Queen Victoria

    Queen of England from 1838-1901

    Victoria was born in London. She became queen when she was 18 after William IV died. She had 9 children with her husband, Prince Albert. She died in 1901.

    Queen Victoria was born in the Kensington Palace in 1819. She was an only daughter, but shortly after she was born, her father died, Edward the Duke of Kent. She was an amazing drawer/painter. When William IV (her uncle) died in 1837, Victoria became Queen when she was only 18. She married Prince Albert in 1840 and with him she had 9 children: Edward VII, Alfred, Arthur, Leopold, Victoria, Alice, Helena, and Beatrice. All born within 1840 - 1857. In 1845, Victoria bought the Osborne House as a family home, but in 1852 Edward bought the Balmoral Castle. When her husband died at the age of 42 in 1861- she became deeply depressed. For the rest of her life she wore black. It was rare to see her in public til the 1860's, when she was persuaded to open Parliament in 66. People had tried to kill her 7 times after that because she was critized for living in seclusion. Those greatened her popularity. She convinced her ministers not to arise in the Prussia-Austria-Denmark war. She also sent the German Emperor a letter helping him prevent another war. She soon became the symbol of the British Empire. Victoria made many more historical actions during her time period, but then died on January 22, 1901.

    Life in Queen Victoria's world

    For women in Britain in the 1800s, there were many obligations and few choices. Few might compare it to slavery. They were completely controlled by men- she was criticized in the community if she remained single. Their wedding vows had to include that the women had to obey their husbands no matter what. This is important because it shows how much different royalty was then standard life women. Queen Victoria didn't have to obey her husband, and she could boss around as many people as she wanted. Now, women have as many equal rights as men do.

    Was Queen Victoria a Hero?

    Things you might not know about Queen Victoria

    She was barely five feet tall.
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