Victoria (Victoria)( Queen of Great Britain in 1837-1901.)
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24.V.1819 - 22.I.1901
Victoria inherited the throne of Britain in the age of 18. During the first years of her reign, she was strongly influenced by the Prime Minister Lord Melbourne (Melbourne).
In 1840 Victoria married Prince Albert, Saxon-Gotburgskogo (Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha). The marriage was very happy, the couple had nine children, most of whom married into the royal houses of Europe. Prince Albert died in 1861 from typhoid.
During the long reign of Queen Victoria the British monarchy has changed radically. Strength and power have been replaced by the influence. In 1841, after the elections to the Parliament for the first time in the history of the British monarchy, the electorate did not agree to the royal choice candidate, Prime Minister. The coalition government of Aberdeen (Aberdeen) in 1852 was the last government, appointed in accordance with the will of the Queen, but it was accused of incompetence after the defeat in the Crimean War in 1855.
In 1856, Queen Victoria established the Victoria Cross as a reward for all ranks and ranks for having the courage. It was made from Russian guns captured during the Crimean War.
In 1877 Queen Victoria became Empress of India.
Board of Victoria was the longest in the history of Britain played a significant role in the life of Europe and the world in the late XIX - early XX century.
WWC Team on the basis of the Official site of the British Royal Family