Wednesday, June 22, 2011
This statue memorializes Britain's longest reigning monarch, Queen Victoria, who reigned over the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from her ascension in 1837 until her death in 1901. In 1876, she added the title Empress of India to her titles and styles. Victoria married her cousin, Prince Albert and they had nine children. Albert died in 1861 and she never remarried. Due to her high sense of morality and influence, the period of her reign came to be known as the Victorian Age.
Photo copyright: Janet M Kincaid, 6/11