Queen of Great Britain (r. 1837-1901). Queen Victoria came to the British throne through a circuitous path that began on November 6, 1817, when Princess Charlotte, the only child of George, Prince of Wales, died in childbirth, and her infant son died with her. Their deaths meant that of the twelve surviving children of King George III, not one could claim legitimate offspring. Stained by debauchery, the monarchy had lost much of its prestige. Consequently, 1818 became the year in which three of... więcej
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