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Victoria, Queen

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishVictoria, QueenQueen VictoriaVictoria, Queen πŸ”Š πŸ”Š (1819–1901) the British queen from 1837 until her death, who also had the title β€˜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. When people think now of the β€˜Victorian’ period, it is often seen as a time of strict moral standards, when people were very serious, marriages were always permanent, and sex was never mentioned. Victoria herself is supposed to have said β€˜We are not amused’ when someone told her something funny. Victoria was married to a German prince, Prince Albert, and his sudden death in 1861 caused her great and lasting unhappiness.
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