Queen Victoria Quotes
A collection of quotes by Queen Victoria.
Queen Victoria was the longest-reigning monarch in the history of the United Kingdom. She was born on May 24, 1819, in Kensington Palace, London. Victoria became queen at the age of 18, following the death of her uncle, William IV, in 1837. Her reign, known as the Victorian era, lasted for over 63 years until her death on January 22, 1901.
During Queen Victoria's reign, the United Kingdom underwent significant political, social, and industrial changes. Her reign witnessed the height of the Industrial Revolution, the expansion of the British Empire, and numerous advancements in science and technology. Victoria's reign was also characterized by various social reforms and cultural shifts.
The queen married her first cousin, Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, in 1840. They had nine children together, and their harmonious and loving marriage became an influential symbol for the Victorian era. However, Prince Albert's untimely death in 1861 plunged Queen Victoria into deep mourning, and she remained widowed for the rest of her life.
Though initially reticent and shy, Queen Victoria grew in popularity and became an influential figure during her reign. Her reign marked a period of immense change and progress, shaping the United Kingdom and leaving a lasting impact on society as a whole. Queen Victoria's death in 1901 marked the end of an era, as the world bid farewell to a monarch who had witnessed and guided the transformation of her kingdom.
The poor fatherless baby of eight months is now the utterly broken-hearted and crushed widow of forty-two! My life as a happy one is ended! the world is gone for me! If I must live on (and I will do nothing to make me worse than I am), it is henceforth for our poor fatherless children -- for my unhappy country, which has lost all in losing him -- and in only doing what I know and feel he would wish.
We placed the wreaths upon the splendid granite sarcophagus, and at its feet, and felt that only the earthly robe we loved so much was there. The pure, tender, loving spirit which loved us so tenderly, is above us -- loving us, praying for us, and free from all suffering and woe -- yes, that is a comfort, and that first birthday in another world must have been a far brighter one than any in this poor world below!
None of you can ever be proud enough of being the child of SUCH a Father who has not his equal in this world -- so great, so good, so faultless. Try, all of you, to follow in his footsteps and don't be discouraged, for to be really in everything like him none of you, I am sure, will ever be. Try, therefore, to be like him in some points, and you will have acquired a great deal.