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Queen Victoria continues to hold the record for the longest reign in Great Britain. Generally popular, Queen Victoria pushed for social and educational reform and also oversaw the great expansion of England into an empire. As a woman, she constantly dealt with power struggles and detested the ideas of marriage and babies. Read more about it!

The information and sample article links below provide access to a sampling of articles from historic newspapers that can be found in the Chronicling America: American Historic Newspapers digital collection (http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/). Use the Suggested Search Terms and Dates to explore this topic further in Chronicling America.


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Important Dates:

  • June 20, 1837: Victoria becomes queen at 18.
  • February 10, 1840: Marriage to Prince Albert.
  • June 16, 1840: Assassination attempt.
  • October 13, 1959: Royal finances.
  • December 14, 1861: Prince Albert dies.
  • April 25, 1896: All of Queen Victoria’s 600 houses.
  • June 20, 1897: The 60th anniversary of Queen Victoria’s reign.
  • November 25, 1899: The many wars of Queen Victoria’s reign.
  • April 3, 1900: Trips to Ireland.
  • January 23, 1901: Queen Victoria dies surrounded by friends and family.

Suggested Search Strategies:

  • [Try the following terms in combination, proximity, or as phrases using Search Pages in Chronicling America.] Queen Victoria
  • It is important to use a specific date range if looking for articles for a particular event in order to narrow your results.

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