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  • 1680s

  • 1820s

    • 1821: Little love, and when the death of the duke of Clarence's second infant daughter Elizabeth in 1821 made it pretty certain that Princess Victoria would eventually become queen, the duchess felt that the king might possibly obtain the support of his, ministersif he insisted that the future sovereign should be brought up under masters and mistresses designated by himself. - Victoria of the United Kingdom, 1911encyclopedia.
    • 1827: In 1827 made her a baroness of Hanover, and she continued as lady-inattendance after the duchess of Northumberland was appointed official governess in 1830, but actually performed the functions first of governess and then of private secretary till 1842, when she left the court and returned to Germany, where she died in 1870. - Victoria of the United Kingdom, 1911encyclopedia.
  • 1830s

  • 1840s

    • February 10, 1840: But there was no other flaw in the happiness of the marriage, which was solemnized on the 10th of February 1840 in the Chapel Royal, St James's. - Victoria of the United Kingdom, 1911encyclopedia.
    • February 10, 1840: Victoria of the United Kingdom married Albert von Sachsen-Coburg und Gotha 10 February 1840 in Middlesex. - Victoria of the United Kingdom (1819-1901), Genealogy_wikia.
    • February 10, 1840: She acted as a bridesmaid at the marriage of Queen Victoria to Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha on 10 February 1840. - Elizabeth Russell, Duchess of Bedford, Wikipedia.
    • June 10, 1840: The queen and Prince Albert Attempts on the were driving up Constitution Hill in an open carriage, queen's when Oxford fired two pistols, the bullets from which life. flew, it is said, close by the prince's head. - Victoria of the United Kingdom, 1911encyclopedia.
    • 1841: At the general election of 1841 the Whigs returned in a minority of seventy-six, and Lord Melbourne was defeated on the Address and resigned. - Victoria of the United Kingdom, 1911encyclopedia.
    • November 9, 1841: The queen's second child, the prince of Wales (see Edward Vii.), was born on the 9th of November 1841; and this event "filled the measure of the queen's domestic Birth of happiness," as she said in her speech from the throne the prince at the opening of the session of 1842. - Victoria of the United Kingdom, 1911encyclopedia.
    • 1842: It was always Prince Albert's opinion that if Oxford had been flogged the attempt of Francis on the queen in 1842 and of Bean in the same year would never have been perpetrated. - Victoria of the United Kingdom, 1911encyclopedia.
    • 1842: Meanwhile the year 1842 was ushered in by splendid fetes in honour of the king of Prussia, who held the prince of Wales at the font. - Victoria of the United Kingdom, 1911encyclopedia.
    • December 22, 1843: The first stone of the Tower was laid by Queen Victoria on 22 December 1843, and construction was completed in 1860. - Victoria Tower, Wikipedia.
    • 1844: Louis Philippe returned the visit by coming to Windsor. - Victoria of the United Kingdom, 1911encyclopedia.
    • September 14, 1844: On the 14th September 1844 Queen Victoria attended the gathering at Invercauld. - Braemar, Wikipedia.
    • 1848: A report by Sir James Clark led to the queen's visiting Balmoral in 1848, and to the purchase of the Balmoral estate in 1852, and the queen's diary of her journeys in Scotland shows what constant enjoyment she derived from her Highland home. - Victoria of the United Kingdom, 1911encyclopedia.
    • December 28, 1848: The first Royal Command Performance as we know it today is generally accepted to have been that staged at Windsor Castle on 28 December 1848 by order of Queen Victoria. - Royal Command Performance, Wikipedia.
    • August, 1849: The queen and Prince Albert, accompanied by the little princess royal and the prince of Wales, paid a visit to Ireland, landing at the Cove of Cork, which from /rash trip, that day was renamed Queenstown. - Victoria of the United Kingdom, 1911encyclopedia.
    • September 27, 1849: It was officially opened on 27 September 1849 by Queen Victoria; and brought into ordinary use on 4 February 1850. - High Level Bridge, Wikipedia.
  • 1850s

    • August 12, 1850: On the 12th of August 1850 the queen x wrote to Lord John Russell the following important memorandum, which followed in its terms a private memorandum drawn up for her by Stockmar a few months earlier (Letters, ii. 282): - "With reference to the conversation about Lord Palmerston which the queen had with Lord John Russell the other day, and Lord Palmerston's disavowal that he ever intended any disrespect to her by the various neglects of which she has had so long and so often to complain, she thinks it right, in order to avoid any mistakes for the future, to explain what it is she expects from... - Victoria of the United Kingdom, 1911encyclopedia.
    • 1851: The International Exhibition of 1851, the creation of the Museum and Science and Art Department at South Kensington, the founding of art schools and picture galleries all over the country, the spread of musical taste and the fostering of technical education may be attributed, more or less directly, to the commission of distinguished men which began its labours under Prince Albert's auspices. - Victoria of the United Kingdom, 1911encyclopedia.
    • 1851: At the end of 1851 an important event took place, which ended a long-standing grievance on the part of the queen, in Lord Palmerston's dismissal from the office of foreign secre- The tary on account of his expressing approval of Louis Napoleon's coup d'etat in Paris. - Victoria of the United Kingdom, 1911encyclopedia.
    • December 13, 1851: Then finally she discovered (December 13) at the time of the coup d'etat, that he had, of his own initiative, given assurances of approval to Count Walewski, which were not in accord with the views of the cabinet and with the "neutrality which had been enjoined" by the queen. - Victoria of the United Kingdom, 1911encyclopedia.
    • April 7, 1853: Two more children had been born to the royal pair, Prince Leopold (duke of Albany) on the 7th of April 1853, and on the 14th of April 1857 their last child, the princess Beatrice (Princess Henry of Battenberg), bringing the royal family up to nine - four sons and five daughters. - Victoria of the United Kingdom, 1911encyclopedia.
    • January, 1854: Eventually, on 31st January 1854, Lord John Russell took occasion to deny most emphatically that Prince Albert interfered unduly with foreign affairs, and in both houses the statesmen of the two parties delivered feeling panegyrics of the prince, asserting at the same time his entire constitutional right to give private advice to the sovereign on matters of state. - Victoria of the United Kingdom, 1911encyclopedia.
    • 1855: The emperor and empress of the French visited the queen at Windsor Castle, and the same year her majesty and the prince consort paid a visit to Paris. - Victoria of the United Kingdom, 1911encyclopedia.
    • January 29, 1856: The VC was introduced on 29 January 1856 by Queen Victoria to reward acts of valour during the Crimean War. - Portal:British Army/Selected article/2, Wikipedia.
    • January 29, 1856: The VC was introduced on 29 January 1856 by Queen Victoria to reward acts of valour during the Crimean War. - Portal:British Army/Selected article, Wikipedia.
    • January 29, 1856: The VC was introduced in Great Britain on 29 January 1856 by Queen Victoria to reward acts of valour during the Crimean War. - List of Indian Mutiny Victoria Cross recipients, Wikipedia.
    • January 29, 1856: The VC was introduced in Great Britain on 29 January 1856 by Queen Victoria to reward acts of valour during the Crimean War. - List of Crimean War Victoria Cross recipients, Wikipedia.
    • January 29, 1856: The VC was introduced on 29 January 1856 by Queen Victoria to reward acts of valour during the Crimean War. - List of Victoria Cross recipients of the Royal Navy, Wikipedia.
    • January 29, 1856: The VC was introduced in Great Britain on 29 January 1856 by Queen Victoria to reward acts of valour during the Crimean War. - List of Victoria Cross recipients of the Indian Army, Wikipedia.
    • January 29, 1856: The VC was introduced in Great Britain on 29 January 1856 by Queen Victoria to reward acts of valour during the Crimean War, and takes precedence over all other orders, decorations and medals. - List of Zulu War Victoria Cross recipients, Wikipedia.
    • January 29, 1856: The VC was introduced in Great Britain on 29 January 1856 by Queen Victoria to reward acts of valour during the Crimean War, and takes precedence over all other orders, decorations and medals. - List of Second Boer War Victoria Cross recipients, Wikipedia.
    • January 29, 1856: The VC was introduced in Great Britain on 29 January 1856 by Queen Victoria to reward acts of valour during the Crimean War, and takes precedence over all other orders, decorations and medals. - List of Second Afghan War Victoria Cross recipients, Wikipedia.
    • January 29, 1856: Queen Victoria signed the Royal Warrant that officially instituted the Victoria Cross. - Victoria Cross for Australia, Wikipedia.
    • September 23, 1856: The town of Perth, Western Australia is proclaimed a City by letters patent from Queen Victoria. - 1856 in Australia, Wikipedia.
    • December 17, 1856: The United States Congress bought her for $40,000 and then had her refitted and sailed to England under the command of Captain Hartstein USN, where she was presented to Queen Victoria on 17 December 1856 as a token of comity. - HMS Resolute (1850), Wikipedia.
    • February, 1857: The distribution of medals to the soldiers and the institution of the Victoria Cross (February 1857) as a reward for individual instances of merit and valour must also be noted among the incidents which occupied the queen's time and thoughts. - Victoria of the United Kingdom, 1911encyclopedia.
    • June 25, 1857: It was only to please the queen that he consented to take the title of Prince Consort (by letters patent of June 25, 1857), and he only did this when it was manifest that statesmen of all parties approved the change. - Victoria of the United Kingdom, 1911encyclopedia.
    • December 15, 1857: The Act to Incorporate Saint John’s College as a College within the University of Sydney was passed in the NSW Parliament and received Royal Assent from Queen Victoria. - St John's College, University of Sydney, Wikipedia.
    • February 27, 1858: The university received its Royal Charter from Queen Victoria, giving degrees conferred by the university rank and recognition equal to those given by universities in the UK. - University of Sydney, Wikipedia.
    • February 26, 1858: She was appointed Mistress of the Robes to the Queen on the 26 February 1858, and remained in that office until the fall of Lord Derby's government on 11 June 1859. - Louisa Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire, Wikipedia.
    • August 16, 1858: The first official telegram to pass between two continents was a letter of congratulation from Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom to the President of the United States James Buchanan on August 16. - Transatlantic telegraph cable, Wikipedia.
    • September 7, 1858: The first festival celebrated the opening of Leeds Town Hall by Queen Victoria on 7 September 1858. - Leeds Festival (classical music), Wikipedia.
  • 1860s

    • 1861: The In 1861 the accession of Abraham Lincoln to the presi- American dency of the United States of America caused the Civil War. Southern States of the Union to revolt, and the war began. - Victoria of the United Kingdom, 1911encyclopedia.
    • 1861: The dispute with the United States concerning the "Trent" affair of 1861 will always be memorable for the part played in its settlement by the queen and the prince consort. - Victoria of the United Kingdom, 1911encyclopedia.
    • February 10, 1862: The Royal Order of Victoria and Albert was a British Royal Family Order instituted in on 10 February 1862 [1] by Queen Victoria, and enlarged on 10 October 1864; 15 November 1865; and 15 March 1880. - Royal Order of Victoria and Albert, Wikipedia.
    • June 16, 1862: The first public function held in the building was a ball on Monday 16 June 1862 to celebrate the birthday of Queen Victoria. - Old Government House, Queensland, Wikipedia.
    • August 12, 1862: Friedrich Wilhelm was made a Knight of the Order of the Garter by Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom. - Frederick William, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg, Wikipedia.
    • 1863: The prince of Wales married the princess Alexandra of Denmark. - Victoria of the United Kingdom, 1911encyclopedia.
    • 1866: The princess Helena became the wife of Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein. - Victoria of the United Kingdom, 1911encyclopedia.
    • 1866: The AustroPrussian War broke out, and many short-sighted people War. were tempted to side with France when, in 1867, Napoleon III. - Victoria of the United Kingdom, 1911encyclopedia.
    • February 11, 1867: The Act was presented to Queen Victoria on February 11, 1867. - Canadian Confederation, Wikipedia.
    • 1867: Her majesty had started in authorship by publishing The Early Days of the Prince Consort, compiled by General Grey; in 1869 she gave to the world her interesting and simply written diary entitled Leaves from the Journal of our Life in the Highlands, and in 1874 appeared the first volume of The Life and Letters of the Prince Consort (2nd vol. - Victoria of the United Kingdom, 1911encyclopedia.
    • August 21, 1867: The Emperor eventually moved all of his European prisoners to his fortress on Magdala, and continued to parlay with the British until Queen Victoria announced the decision to send a military expedition to rescue the hostages 21 August 1867. - 1868 Expedition to Abyssinia, Wikipedia.
    • October 23, 1867: A Conservative, he was appointed to the Senate on 23 October 1867 by a royal proclamation of Queen Victoria following Canadian Confederation earlier that year. - Joseph-François Armand, Wikipedia.
    • December 12, 1867: St Andrew's College was incorporated by Act of Parliament and received Royal Assent from Queen Victoria on 12 December 1867. - St. Andrew's College, Sydney, Wikipedia.
    • 1869: The queen was opposed to the Disestablishment of the Irish Church (1869) - the question which brought Gladstone to be premier - and though she yielded with good grace, Gladstone was fretful and astonished because she would not pretend to give a hearty assent to the measure. - Victoria of the United Kingdom, 1911encyclopedia.
  • 1870s

    • 1875: Gladstone in 1875, may be quoted: "Although the admirable arrangements of the Constitution have now shielded the sovereign from personal responsibility, they have left ample scope for the exercise of direct and personal influence in the whole work of government.... - Victoria of the United Kingdom, 1911encyclopedia.
    • 1875: The prince of Wales's voyage to India in the winter of 1875-76 had brought the heir to the throne into personal relationship with the great Indian vassals of the British crown, and it was felt that a further demonstration of the queen's interest in her magnificent dependency would confirm their loyalty. - Victoria of the United Kingdom, 1911encyclopedia.
    • 1879: The duke of Connaught married in 1879 the princess Louise of Prussia, daughter of the soldierprince Frederick Charles. - Victoria of the United Kingdom, 1911encyclopedia.
  • 1880s

  • 1890s

    • 1890: In the spring of 1890 the queen visited Aix-les-Bains in the hope that the waters of that health resort might alleviate the rheumatism from which she was now frequently suffering. - Victoria of the United Kingdom, 1911encyclopedia.
    • 1892: At the beginning of 1892 a heavy blow fell upon the queen in the death of the prince of Wales's eldest son Albert Victor, duke of Clarence and Avondale. - Victoria of the United Kingdom, 1911encyclopedia.
    • 1893: On the 4th of July she laid the foundation stone of the Imperial Institute, the building at Kensington to which, at the instance of the prince of Wales, it had been determined to devote the large sum of money collected as a Jubilee offering, and which was opened by the queen in 1893. - Victoria of the United Kingdom, 1911encyclopedia.
    • 1894: The queen stayed for some weeks at Florence, and on her return she stopped at Coburg to witness the marriage between two of her grandchildren, the grand duke of Hesse and the Princess Victoria Melita of Coburg. - Victoria of the United Kingdom, 1911encyclopedia.
    • 1894: 1894. On the next day the emperor William officially announced the betrothal of the Cesarevitch (afterwards the tsar Nicholas II.) to the princess Alix of Hesse, a granddaughter whom the queen had always regarded with special affection. - Victoria of the United Kingdom, 1911encyclopedia.
    • 1895: The queen lost her faithful and most efficient private secretary, General Sir Henry Ponsonby, who for many years on the other, informing the house of the intended marriage of the prince of Wales's daughter, the Princess Louise, to the earl (afterwards duke) of Fife. - Victoria of the United Kingdom, 1911encyclopedia.
    • September 28, 1895: She was born on 28 September 1895 into a renowned family which was commanded to appear and perform at Windsor Castle by Queen Victoria. - Victoria Sanger Freeman, Wikipedia.
    • September, 1896: The queen's reign had reached a point at which it exceeded in length that of any other English The sovereign; but by her special request all public celebrations of the fact were deferred until the follow ing June, which marked the completion of sixty years from her accession. - Victoria of the United Kingdom, 1911encyclopedia.
    • September 22, 1896: Queen Victoria surpasses her grandfather King George III as the longest reigning monarch in British history. - September 22, Wikipedia.
    • November, 1896: November 1896) was a Victorian British writer who created works mainly in the genres of the essay, short story, and novella. - Hubert Crackanthorpe, Wikipedia.
    • December 18, 1897: Sir Archibald married Olga Mary Adelaid FitzGeorge, daughter of Rear-Admiral Sir Adolphus FitzGeorge KCVO and Sophia Jane Holden, granddaughter of the Duke of Cambridge and first cousin to Queen Victoria on 18 December 1897 in London, England. - Sir Archibald Hamilton, 5th Baronet, Wikipedia.
    • December 8, 1898: The prince was mentioned in despatches during the conflict, and after its cessation was appointed on 8 December 1898 by Queen Victoria to the Royal Victorian Order, with the rank of Knight Commander. - Alexander Cambridge, 1st Earl of Athlone, Wikipedia.
    • January 23, 1899: The only Royal connection that has been uncovered between Lees and the Royal Family is a letter dated 23rd January 1899 sent to Lees from the Privy Office thanking him for sending the Queen a copy of his book Through The Mists. - Robert James Lees, Wikipedia.
  • 1900s







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