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Queen Victoria Presentation
Transcript of Queen Victoria Presentation
2. Biography and Background
3. Timeline of Historical Events
4. Government and Economy
8. Major Works and Contributions
9. Later Life and Death
10. Influence On the World Today
11. Works Cited About Alexandrina Victoria Historical Events Government and Economy Society BIRTH DATE: May 24, 1819
DEATH DATE: January 22, 1901 (81 years old)
PLACE OF BIRTH: Kensington Palace, London, England
PLACE OF DEATH: Osborne House on the Isle of Wigh, England, UK
OCCUPATION: Queen of Great Britain (1837–1901) and (from 1876) Empress of India
Date of being queen: June 20, 1837 (18 years old)
HUSBAND: Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg Gotha ( her first cousin)
DESCENDANT: Four sons and five daughters & more than 44 grandchildren
Her first Prime Minister: Lord Melbourne (58years old)
FACTS: - She had been the Queen of Great Britain for 63 years, and is best known for
the longest reign of any other British monarch in history
- The first monarch to live in Buckingham Palace.
- Her eldest son, Albert Edward, Prince of Wales, became King Edward VII.
- She followed the worldwide trend of wearing a white wedding dress. Aesthetics Religion Victorian Progress and Contribution Later Life and Death Queen Victoria's life went well until the sudden death of her husband Prince Albert, on December 18th 1861.
The queen went into a deep depression and kept to herself for quite some time.
She was rarely seen in public and mourned over her husband's death for her remaining years.
The public was worried about her mental health and how it would affect the monarchy.
Queen Victoria developed an unusual relationship with John Brown, a Scottish servant. People have said that he acted as a spiritual medium that allowed the Queen to communicate with her deceased husband.
During Queen Victoria's reign, Britain was at its greatest height in power.
After being queen for sixty-four years, Alexandrina Victoria died on January 22, 1901 at the age of eighty-one.
Influence on the World Works Cited An agriculturally-based economy was transferred to an industrial economy by mechanization.
By 1850 half the country and former peasants were squashed into Britain and smaller cities.
England was growing rapidly due to the growth of industry, the building boom, the swift populations spurt and spread of the railway.
Food: At the beginning of the Victorian period, people relied on the foods that were in season and available locally or those which had been pickled or preserved. Later, when the railways were built, many new and fresh foods to the towns and cities. The invention of the steam ship, and of transport refrigeration, meant that also meat, fish and fruit could be imported from overseas quite cheaply. Industrial expanded, new machinery, new work methods, new technology(water, gas, electricity, power distribution networks), communications (the telegraph, popular press), science (Darwin's theory of evolution), the building of the railways and the London Underground, and , bridges, new inventions(the typewriter, telephones, the post, the camera, the sewing machine, motor cars, etc.); a greatly expanded empire; unequal growth of wealth, with class differences to the fore; tremendous poverty; urban populace increased, great cities grew; literacy increased ; and great civic works, often funded by industrial philanthropists. Because of the building of railway, many rural people became urbanized. They went to towns for seeking work.
The most obvious difference between the members in the society could be seen through the garments worn.
Households dressed their women to show off their wealth.
People dressed according to their age and their position in society.
Children were often dressed
in a miniature version
of their parents. Through out Queen Victoria's reign, the British Empire became the most powerful, and England the most modern, and wealthy country in the World.
There was a popular saying during her reign, “The sun never sets on the British Empire”.
Queen Victoria was a major figure in the world, she was nicknamed "the grandmother of Europe" because of the family links scattered all over Europe. Both Queen Elizabeth( the Queen today) and her consort, the Duke of Edinburgh, are great-great-grandchildren of Queen Victoria.
Queen Victoria created the Victoria Cross for valor after the Crimean War. Canada's Victoria Day is held in her honor on May 24, and places in Australia, Canada, the Seychelles and Africa are named in her honor. Today Past B. Malheiro. "Victoran Period Overview Religion". online. Web.11 December 2012
Paley,William. Natural Theology; or, Evidences of the Existence and Attributes of the Deity (1802). Internet Archive. Web. 11 December 2012.
John Briggs."About Queen Victoria's Influence on England"online.Web. 11 December 2012
The Royal Household,"Victoria (r. 1837-1901)"the official website of British Monarch, Web. 11 December 2012
Robert McNamara,"Victoria: The Queen Who Defined an Age"2012 About.com, Web. 11 December 2012
B. Malheiro. "Victoran Period Overview Religion". online. Wed.11 Dec 2012 Religion was very important and common to the Victorians. A great number of people went to church every Sunday.
Textbooks and games of the Victorian Era were heavily based on religion and morality.
The people of the Victorian Era believed that if people followed all rules and morals, there would be no more crime and poverty.
New advances in technology and science resulted in less belief in religion.
The Evangelical and Oxford Movements lead people to begin to believe in religion again and construction of new churches began.
The Slave Ship (1840) Art was very important during the Victorian Era. Realism (Mid-19th Century): A time period where only realistic details mattered.
They paid extremely close attention to details.
The artists tried to portray the lives of the middle and lower classes.
They had set themselves to show people what was ignored during the time.
They favored simple colors, such as, blues, greens, and especially yellows. Music in the Victorian era allowed even middle and lower class citizens to attend special events. The music was contemporary and humorus.
Large orchestras played along with pianos and a wide range of other instruments.
The Victorians created many music boxes that still exist today. 1837 : Alexandrina Victoria becomes queen.
1840 : Queen Victoria marres Prince Albert
1842 : Attempted assassination of Queen Victoria
1877 : Queen Victoria becomes Empress of India
1901 : Queen Victoria dies