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Victoria, Queen

     
Victoria, Queen
(1819-1901) the British queen from 1837 until her death, who also had the title "Empress of India". She was queen for 64 years, longer than any other British king or queen, during a period of great change. While she was queen, the UK became one of the richest and most powerful countries in the world, as a result of the growth of industry and the development of the British Empire. People think now of the "Victorian" period as a time of strict moral standards, when people were very serious, marriages were always permanent, and sex was never mentioned. Victoria was married to a German prince, Prince Albert.

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