Who ruled the British Empire from 1837 to 1901?

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Who ruled the British Empire from 1837 to 1901?

Queen Victoria
Queen Victoria ruled Britain for over 60 years. During this long reign, the country acquired unprecedented power and wealth.

Who was the Queen of Britain in 1870?

Princess Alexandrina Victoria of Kent
Queen Victoria

Victoria
Reign 1 May 1876 – 22 January 1901
Imperial Durbar 1 January 1877
Successor Edward VII
Born Princess Alexandrina Victoria of Kent24 May 1819 Kensington Palace, London, England

Who was the queen of London in the 1800s?

Queen Victoria was queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 1837 to 1901 — the second-longest reign of any British monarch.

How old was Queen Victoria when she married Albert?

20
Marriage to Prince Albert In 1840, at the age of 20, Victoria married her cousin, Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. Initially she was keen to assert her authority over her husband, even choosing Albert’s household for him.

Why did Victoria become queen and not her uncle?

She was the only daughter of Edward, Duke of Kent, fourth son of George III. Her father died shortly after her birth and she became heir to the throne because the three uncles who were ahead of her in the succession – George IV, Frederick Duke of York, and William IV – had no legitimate children who survived.

Which Empire is strongest?

The Mongol Empire
The Mongol Empire existed during the 13th and 14th centuries and it is recognized as being the largest contiguous land empire in history.

Who was the leader of Britain during the Victorian era?

Britain ‘really ruled the waves’ throughout Gilbert’s own lifetime. He lived from 1836 to 1911, during the reigns of Victoria and her successor, Edward VII.

What was the life expectancy in 1837 in England?

Life expectancy at birth – in the high 30s in 1837 – had crept up to 48 by 1901. Desperately poor housing conditions, long working hours, the ravages of infectious disease and premature death were the inevitable consequence.

Who was the next ruler of Great Britain?

The winner in the race to father the next ruler of Britain was Edward, duke of Kent, fourth son of George III. His only child was christened Alexandrina Victoria.

How big was the British Empire at the end of Victorias reign?

In 1882 Britain was in the later stages of acquiring the largest empire the world had ever seen. By the end of Victoria’s reign, the British empire extended over about one-fifth of the earth’s surface and almost a quarter of the world’s population at least theoretically owed allegiance to the ‘queen empress’.

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