Who was Queen Victoria?

Queen Victoria sitting on the throne.

This is Queen Victoria.

She was Queen of England for 63 years.

Find out more about her, below.

Photograph of Queen Victoria

Key facts

  • Queen Victoria lived for 81 years, and Britain became a very different country during her time.

  • When Victoria became queen, children had to go out to work. By the time she died, children went to school.

  • A long period of history is named after her - the Victorian Age.

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Did you know?

  • Prince Albert was born in Germany. Victoria and Albert spoke to each other in English and German.
  • Victoria and Albert started the tradition of Christmas trees.
  • Victoria liked windows open, even in winter!
Victoria and Albert with a Christmas tree.

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