Queen Victoria

Standard Name: Victoria, Queen
Birth Name: Alexandrina Victoria
Royal Name: Queen Victoria
Titled: Queen Victoria, Empress of India
Used Form: Princess Victoria
From a young age, Queen Victoria wrote extensive journals, two of which were published with great success during her lifetime. Other selections from her journals, collections of her letters, and drawings and watercolours from her sketchbooks were published posthumously.
Black and white photograph of Queen Victoria, done for her Diamond Jubilee, 1897, by W. and D. Downey. She is seated, face in profile, holding a fan and wearing an elaborately embroidered floor-length dress, a small crown, a veil on the back of her head whose lace matches that of her skirt, a jewelled bracelet and drop earrings. National Archives of Canada.
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Anthologization Martin Ross
MR submitted a poem on Queen Victoria 's jubilee of 1887 to the Irish Times for its book of fifty jubilee poems by Irish writers to mark the occasion. It was accepted.
Collis, Maurice. Somerville and Ross: A Biography. Faber and Faber, 1968.
Anthologization Violet Fane
In 1901 her poetry was included (with that of others, including Flora Annie Steel , specifically mentioned in the subtitle) in The Passing of Victoria ; the Poets' Tribute, edited by John Alexander Hammerton .
OCLC WorldCat.
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Birth Rosamond Lehmann
She was the second of four children.
Simons, Judy. Rosamond Lehmann. St Martin’s Press, 1992.
Siegel, Ruth. Rosamond Lehmann: A Thirties Writer. Peter Lang, 1989.
RL notes in her autobiographical The Swan in the Evening that her birthday was the same date as Queen Victoria 's funeral, a coincidence which seemed...
Cultural formation Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Biographers have tended to adopt Robert Browning's scornful skepticism of the spiritualist movement, but it was not a fringe phenomenon. EBB was, historian Alex Owen argues, characteristic of those attracted to spiritualism by its deeply...
Cultural formation Anna Steele
Her heritage was English: her mother 's family name, Michell, was said to derive from a village near St Columb Major in Cornwall, now spelled Mitchell. Both sides of Steel's family were presumably white...
Dedications Adelaide Procter
AP edited The Victoria Regia: A Volume of Original Contributions in Poetry and Prose, with a preface by Emily Faithfull , published by Faithfull at the Victoria Press , set by women compositors, and...
Dedications Catherine Sinclair
The book appeared a year after her father's death in late 1835. It was dedicated, with permission, to her Royal Highness the Princess Victoria, who was soon to be Queen . In the preface...
Dedications Frances Isabella Duberly
Francis Marx toned down a good deal of her criticism of military incompetence in high places, whose deficiencies bore hard on soldiers in the field.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
(By now an official enquiry had been mounted into Lord Raglan
Dedications Emily Faithfull
The most important publication of the Victoria Press to the history of women's printing and publishing is undoubtedly The Victoria Regia (1861). This literary gift book, edited by Adelaide Procter and dedicated by permission to...
Dedications Sophie Veitch
She dedicated the book to Queen Victoria . It was intended for purposes of presentation and display, with gilt-edged leaves, and gilt embossing on the front cover and spine. The forty illustrative plates mainly depict...
Dedications Kate Marsden
In her English-language version, KM seeks to legitimise her project by opening with documentation of her connection to Queen Victoria and other leading public figures. She dedicates it by special permission to the monarch ...
Education Dorothy Brett
Whereas the two Brett boys were sent off to boarding school for a formal education, Dorothy and Sylvia were taught at home, leading a starkly sheltered existence that, Brett believed, arrested their maturation. After the...
Education Eleanor Anne Porden
EAP 's companion-governess, Elizabeth Appleton , went on to run her own school in Upper Portland Place, to publish half a dozen books of high calibre (from Private Education; or, A Practical Plan for...
Family and Intimate relationships Alice Meynell
AM 's sister Elizabeth , later Lady Butler, became a well-known painter. She earned high praise for her depiction of a battle scene in The Roll Call, exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1874...
Family and Intimate relationships Antonia Fraser
Her mother, born Elizabeth Harman, has been described as one of the most brilliant women of her generation and as the radical force in her marriage.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
under Elizabeth Pakenham, Francis Aungier Pakenham
She ran for...


1766 or 1767
Joseph Priestley first isolated nitrous oxide or nitrous air.
The Evangelical movement founded the Religious Tract Society , with the object of publishing texts for the salvation of sinners.
James S. Carter , a Tourist Outfitter, opened a shop at 369 Oxford Street, London; among his wares was an Alpine boot for walking outdoors, made for men and women.
31 March 1814
The victorious allied armies entered Paris to reclaim France for monarchical government.
Evangelical William Wilberforce stayed in Brighton during the winter season in order to have access to the Prince Regent and attempt a conversion within the monarchy.
Surgeon William Lawrence 's publication of his lectures on the Natural History of Man caused a scandal because conservatives believed it reduced humans to the level of animals.
16 June 1824
The first meeting of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (later the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals or RSPCA) took place in London.
3 August 1832
In the wake of the first Reform Bill, Henry Hunt presented Parliament with a petition for female enfranchisement on behalf of Miss Mary Smith of Stanmore, Yorkshire.
June 1833
The popularity of the charity bazaar as an institution was assured when the future Queen operated a stall at the Grand Fancy Fair and Bazaar of the Society of Friends of Foreigners in Distress .
A giant water lily, native to the Amazon and South America, was discovered in British Guiana ; the next year it was named Victoria Regia (later Victoria Amazonica) in honour of Queen Victoria .
Black musician Frank Johnson and his Philadelphia band were the first American band to tour Britain.
Sir Titus Salt invented alpaca, a fabric similar to silk, but much cheaper.
Miss Gordon in A Guide to the Genealogical Chart of English and Scottish History, published this year, set out to prove Queen Victoria 's Scottish ancestry.
29 June 1838
The Sun newspaper was printed in gold to celebrate Queen Victoria 's coronation.
5 July 1839
Lady Flora Hastings , a lady-in-waiting to the mother of the young and inexperienced Queen Victoria , died, probably of liver cancer, at Buckingham Palace after being publicly suspected of illicit pregnancy.