CELEBRATING THE EMPRESS OF INDIA, QUEEN VICTORIA

On the 2001st anniversary of her birth, True Royalty is celebrating Queen Victoria's reign as Queen of Great Britain and Empress of India

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  • Victoria's Letters: Constraint

    From state affairs to family gossip, Queen Victoria poured her emotions into her diaries with such honesty that those close to her were afraid lest her more alarming opinions escape and prove catastrophic for the young Queen. Indeed, after her death many of her diaries were burned by her own daug...

  • Albert: The Power Behind Victoria

    Was Albert really the true power behind Queen Victoria, Empress of India?

  • Victoria's Letters: Liberation

    Although deeply in love with her husband, Victoria often felt constrained by Prince Albert. In an era when it was unusual for a gentleman to default to his wife, it was felt he used her pregnancies as a way to gain power. After his death Victoria was bereft but, as her diaries show, also became f...

  • Queen Victoria: Secrets of a Queen

    Queen Victoria may have given the English Crown back its shine and spread her sway throughout the Empire, but what of the woman who gave birth to nine children and survived seven assassination attempts? With her diaries burned by her daughter following her death, we turn to her personal letters t...

  • Life in Victorian Times

    The Victorian era was one of the most remarkable in British history, seeing huge advances in medicine and education alongside the birth of the Empire. It was also a time when harsh working conditions and desperate poverty blighted the lives of the majority of the people in the country. It is inte...