Queen Victoria and Prince Albert and their children. This portrait presented a beautiful and domestic scene, with the Queen at the center.

FAMOUS FAMILIES: A bit of royal Battenberg-Mountbatten-Hicks family history

Queen Victoria’s family by Franz Xaver Winterhalter, 1846 Left to right: Prince Alfred and the Prince of Wales; the Queen and Prince Albert; Princesses Alice, Helena and Victoria

Queen Victoria.

London in 1901 - the End of the Victorian Era

Queen Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria) May Jan UK cabinet card titled "Victoria Queen of Great Britain & Empress of India". Child of Prince Edward Augustus Duke of Kent, UK & Princess Victoria Germany. Widow of Prince Albert Saxe Coburg & Gotha, Germany.

Queen Victoria and her Indian attendant the Munshi Hafiz Abdul Karim. After arriving from the subcontinent in 1887, he quickly won the monarch's devoted affection and became known as the "Indian John Brown".His influence over the queen was so envied that when Victoria died her son King Edward ordered palace guards to destroy correspondence she sent to the Munshi to erase all record of their relationship.

Diaries reveal Queen Victoria's affection for her 'Indian John Brown'

Queen Victoria and her Indian attendant the Munshi Hafiz Abdul Karim. "maternal" care and concern for his welfare and the hostility and racism Victoria believed he faced as he made his ascent.

Queen Victoria and Abdul Karim (right) and another Indian servant at Balmoral

Victoria & Abdul: The 24-year-old Indian servant the widowed Queen called 'dearest Munshi' and the scandal that drove him out of Britain

The world's first postage stamp was issued by Great Britain and Ireland in 1840

Are stamps still a good investment ???

“ The Penny Black Stamp: The Penny Black was the world’s first adhesive postage stamp used in a public postal system. It was issued in Britain on 1 May for official use from 6 May.

Queen Victoria (1819-1901) | Royal Collection Trust

Queen Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria) May Jan UK wearing her white mourning headdress. Painting by Carl Rudolph Sohn in This portrait of Queen Victoria was based on a photograph which is still in the Royal Photographic Collection.

Lady Sarah Forbes Bonetta Davies (photographed by Camille Silvy, 1862) Born into a royal West African dynasty, orphaned in 1848 at around five years old, when her parents were killed in a slave-hunting war. In 1850, Sarah was taken to England and presented to Queen Victoria as a “gift” from the King of Dahomey. She became the queen’s goddaughter and a celebrity known for her extraordinary intelligence. She cries out to become a character in a better story than real history affords her...

You'll Never Guess Who This Woman's Godmother Was

Lady Sarah Forbes Bonetta Davies, photographed by Camille Silvy, 1862 Sarah Forbes Bonetta Davies was a child born into a royal West African dynasty. She was orphaned in when her parents were killed in a slave-hunting war. She was around five years

Queen Victoria Few women in history have had the opportunity to rule an entire Empire but Alexandrina Victoria Hanover, did precisely that. Reigning for an astonishing 63 years (from 1837 to 1901), she oversaw an Empire that stretched from India to the Americas, and from Africa to the Far East. So vast was the Empire, that the sun was always overhead on some part of it at any time. This was not a ceremonial role, she ruled with absolute power. She had nine children and 42 grandchildren.

Queen Victoria Few women in history have had the opportunity to rule an entire Empire but Alexandrina Victoria Hanover, did precisely that. Her reign of 63 years and seven months, which is longer than.

Queen Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria; 24 May 1819 – 22 January 1901) was the monarch of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 20 June 1837 until her death. From 1 May 1876, she used the additional title of Empress of India.

Photograph of Queen Victoria, 1882 - Victoria wearing her small diamond crown Photograph by Alexander Bassano, 1882

Edward VII, the first British monarch of the House of Saxe-Coburg & Gotha, renamed the House of Windsor by his son George V.

9 November 1841 – 6 May was King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions and Emperor of India from 22 January 1901 until his death in He was the first British monarch of the House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.

Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence, in the uniform of the 10th Hussars. Now that's a lot of guy-bling

Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence and Avondale (Albert Victor Christian Edward; 8 January 1864 – 14 January the eldest child of Albert Edward, Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII), and the grandson of the reigning British monarch, Queen Victoria.

Wilhelm II (Kaiser Wilhelm II) Lived 1859 – 1941, was the last German Emperor (Kaiser) and King of Prussia, ruling the German Empire and the Kingdom of Prussia from 1888 to 1918. A grandson of Queen Victoria and first cousin of Empress Alexandra of Russia.  An ineffective war leader, he lost the support of the army, abdicated in November 1918, and fled to exile in the Netherlands.

Wilhelm II (Kaiser Wilhelm II) Lived 1859 – was the last German Emperor (Kaiser) and King of Prussia, ruling the German Empire and the Kingdom of Prussia from 1888 to A grandson of Queen Victoria and first cousin of Empress Alexandra of Russia.

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