Queen VictoriaWhen Victoria was born she was fifth in line to the throne, by the way, after many of her uncles failed to have children, she became queen in 1837.
Queen Victoria got married with Albert-Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, who got the title of Prince Consort. Together, Victoria and her husband, had nine children.
First of all, it is relevant to highlight the fact that Queen Victoria had great influence on British people. For instance, the birth rate increased after her big family.
Moreover, under Victoria, the British Empire was better known as the empire on which the sun never sets, due to its great expansion. Indeed, the Queen was convinced that she had a sort of "right" when conquering other countries: she thought that she had to spread the British culture to all the countries nearby. As a consequence, the conquered lands did not have an individual identity anymore.
Furthermore, under Victoria's reign, the British Empire experienced the phenomenon of the industrialisation. As a matter of fact, it is possible to notice the birth of new means of communication: (thePenny Postal System, the telegraph). Then, in that period took place the first EXPO of all times (the Great Exhibition of the works of industry of all nations, 1851).
Despite all of this, it was also a period of great instability and lack of security. Sure enough, the crime rate increased dramatically with several episodes of pickpocketing and robbery. In addition, the poor living conditions of the majority of the population brought them to commit bad actions.
Additionally, Victoria really wanted to restore the reputation of the Royal Family; this is the reason why she was considered a monarch close to her people.
Finally, Queen Victoria died in 1901.