Reference Entry

Victoria (1819-1901), queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and empress of India

Colin Matthew and Kim Reynolds

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:


Conflict with George IV | Education of a princess | Conroy and the 'Kensington system' | William IV's court | Accession | Learning to be queen: Lady Flora and the bedchamber crisis | Marriage and motherhood | Family values and the bourgeois monarchy | A place of one's own: Osborne and Balmoral | Moving on from Melbourne | Provided my country is safe | The high Victorian decade: war and rebellion | An expanding family, 1841-1861 | Victoria's and Albert's court | The year of desolation, 1861 | Mourning practices: seclusion and memorials | The madness of Queen Victoria? | Mrs Brown | Family affairs, affairs of state, 1861-1868 | Ending seclusion: the first Gladstone ministry | Crown imperial: the second Disraeli ministry | Grandmother of Europe | Court and household | Victoria rampant: the second Gladstone ministry | Home rule and Unionism | Salisbury, Rosebery, and the late Victorian state | The aged queen: diamond jubilee | The end of an era, 1898-1901 | Funeral | The queen and the later Victorian constitution | Reputation

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Subjects: biography ; history

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