Queen Victoria Essay by The Research Group

Queen Victoria
An examination of the nature and impact of the late 19th century British monarch's reign.
# 19484 | 1,125 words | 4 sources | 1992 | US
Published on Mar 11, 2003 in History (British) , History (Leaders)

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"Only two British monarchs have made such an impression that their given names have become synonymous with their eras. Both, it happens, were women: Elizabeth I and Victoria. Several British kings do have historical periods associated with their names .. "Jacobian" for James I and "Edwardian" for Edward VII .. but neither approaches the everyday familiarity and resonance of "Elizabethan" and "Victorian," their ability to evoke an era with a word. No doubt two factors that they had in common were the sheer length of their reigns, and the association of those reigns with distinctly marked historical periods. But the individual qualities of these two women also played a part in making them personifications of their eras.

In some ways, Victoria's achievement in becoming the..."

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