“Grandmother of Europe”. How Queen Victoria Survived Four Competitors

On 20 June 1837, 18-year-oldQueen Victoria, who reigned for 63 years, ascended the British throne. Only her great-great-granddaughter, 96-year-old Elizabeth II, who recently celebrated her 70th anniversary of reign, was able to break this record. And here is another record of her great-grandmother Victoria — 9 children & 42 grandchildren — Elizabeth was beyond her strength. Victoria was fifth in line to the throne, but moved rapidly […]

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