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Victoria’s England

Victorian England

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queen_victoria

What was it really like, what was Victoria really like?

First let me make mention that some amazing reforms occurred during Victoria and Albert’s rule. I am absolutely fascinated by Victoria a little bit. I think she was an exceptional queen, did an amazing amount of reforms, but what was life like in Victorian England, between underage minor children, chimney sweeps, prostitution in that time, disease, and her Royal Highness Herself Victoria. 🙂
[Her reign of 63 years and seven months, which is longer than that of any other British monarch and the longest of any female monarch in history, is known as the Victorian era. It was a period of industrial, cultural, political, scientific, and military change within the United Kingdom, and was marked by a great expansion of the British Empire]

[Victoria was christened privately by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Charles Manners-Sutton, on 24 June 1819 in the Cupola Room at Kensington Palace.[2] She was baptised Alexandrina, after one of her godparents, Emperor Alexander I of Russia, and Victoria after her mother. Additional names proposed by her parents—Georgina (or Georgiana), Charlotte and Augusta—were dropped on the instructions of the Duke’s elder brother, the Prince Regent (later George IV).[3]]
Victoria with a Vengeance

To rule in such a time period, in any time period, you would have to have a strength of character, that would be hard or difficult to find in any time period.

Her youth and childhood was less than perfect, after her father died, her mother was remained with his debts to look after. They were afforded a place to stay, rooms at Kensington Palace, which was not as Palatial as it is now.

The article I was reading actually refers to her childhood as the impoverished Princess. She was this little girl with 4 individuals ahead of her, however she is the person, she is the one, who would become Queen.

Her childhood was spent at Kensington Palace, but it was not quite the palace it was then, upon her fathers debt, her mothers had to decide if she should return to Germany, or stay in the U.K., she decided to stay in the U.K, and with the assistance of the state at the time, they were given a place to stay at Kensignton Palace.

She grew up under an unhappy Kensigton System, which she hated, she became Queen at 18, but there may well have been some deeply unhappy, and quite possibly lonely years in between. Even with family around her, because it was after all Victoria’s mothers second marriage, and Victoria was her third issue.

As mentioned she created a variety of reforms, during her rule, but the most interesting reform, was moving John Conroy, and her mother to their own situations, the moment she became Queen, or had the capacity to do so.

[ At Ramsgate in October 1835, Victoria contracted a severe fever, which Conroy initially dismissed as a childish pretence.[20] While Victoria was ill, Conroy and the Duchess unsuccessfully badgered her to make Conroy her private secretary.[21] As a teenager, Victoria resisted persistent attempts by her mother and Conroy to appoint him to her staff.[22] Once queen, she banned him from her presence, but he remained in her mother’s household.[23]]

Had Victoria not held out, they may have well have created a regency. Victoria had to be a bit of a bad ass to survive. Sorry to phrase it that way, but she must have been pretty cool for her time period, strong willed, and the exact person for such a time.

I think at times she would have been thunderstruck, but just how things function, and that even when one get’s into the situation, things are not always what they seem. She was Queen and yet she still had her fathers debts to pay off, when she married Albert, they had to do normal house remodellings, even though their house, was a lovely, newly built Castle. Buckingham house, had became Buckingham Palace, and she was the newest residence.

Her marriage to Albert seems to have been a happy beacon in a life that was less than ordinary, but that is not as glamorous as some might have you believe. She suffered assassination attempts, one early on in her reign, she suffered, reputation ruin, for an error, she likely did not intend to make.

[At the start of her reign Victoria was popular,[40] but her reputation suffered in an 1839 court intrigue when one of her mother’s ladies-in-waiting, Lady Flora Hastings, developed an abdominal growth that was widely rumoured to be an out-of-wedlock pregnancy by Sir John Conroy.[41] Victoria believed the rumours.[42] She hated Conroy, and despised “that odious Lady Flora”,[43] because she had conspired with Conroy and the Duchess of Kent in the Kensington System.[44] At first, Lady Flora refused to submit to a naked medical examination, until in mid-February she eventually agreed, and was found to be a virgin.[45] Conroy, the Hastings family and the opposition Tories organised a press campaign implicating the Queen in the spreading of false rumours about Lady Flora.[46] When Lady Flora died in July, the post-mortem revealed a large tumour on her liver that had distended her abdomen.[47] At public appearances, Victoria was hissed and jeered as “Mrs. Melbourne”]

Even after becoming Queen, it was not always the ball of wine and roses, that many might have imagined it to be. As mentioned, her and Albert, had situations to take care of, one of which was Buckingham Palace, which they refinanced, and paid of, during the course of their lives. Also later Victoria, Albert, and family would very wisely invest in properties, Such as Sanding ham, Osbourne House, and Balmoral Castle.

http://www.royal.gov.uk/TheRoyalResidences/SandringhamHouse/History.aspx
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osborne_House
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balmoral_Castle

When Victoria complained to Melbourne that her mother’s close proximity promised “torment for many years”, Melbourne sympathised but said it could be avoided by marriage, which Victoria called a “schocking [sic] alternative”.[53] She showed interest in Albert’s education for the future role he would have to play as her husband, but she resisted attempts to rush her into wedlock.[54]
They were well suited for each other, had a very suitable marriage, nine children later. They had a veracious appetite towards each other, and it was a suitable outcome. After they refinanced Buckingham Palace, and had aspects of it remodeled, it was a much more suitable location for them as well.

[Buckingham Palace finally became the principal royal residence in 1837, on the accession of Queen Victoria,[28] who was the first monarch to reside there as her predecessor William IV had died before its completion.[29] While the state rooms were a riot of gilt and colour, the necessities of the new palace were somewhat less luxurious. For one thing, it was reported the chimneys smoked so much that the fires had to be allowed to die down, and consequently the court shivered in icy magnificence.[30] Ventilation was so bad that the interior smelled, and when a decision was taken to install gas lamps, there was a serious worry about the build-up of gas on the lower floors. It was also said that the staff were lax and lazy and the palace was dirty.[30] Following the Queen’s marriage in 1840, her husband, Prince Albert, concerned himself with a reorganisation of the household offices and staff, and with the design faults of the palace. The problems were all rectified by the close of 1840. However, the builders were to return within the decade.]
They had 20 lovely years together, during which time, they were a variety of reforms, including reforms to slavery in the colonies, during her time period, there were 1 in 5 females working as prostitutes, evidently, unruly Victorian era children, and a world of other happenings.

What I can say about Victoria in readings, and responsibilities is that she has earned, my respect. For her time, she was as bad as they come, meaning good, she was tough enough to deal with the issues of her day, she reigned supreme for some time, soft enough to be a wife and a mother, sad enough to mourn for Albert, whom she loved and lost, and is said that someday she will return at a time when England needed her the most.

The last portion is a bit of myth, but myths become legend, I am clear, that if Victoria ever came back, she would do it in a way that was unexpected, she would arrive as a guy, or she would arrive through a family situation, or a bloodline situation that was fully unexpected. She would never return as the one that you are thinking of, and so would likely face a variety of the same struggles. I also do not think that she would marry into her situation, I think she would return in a way that would put her in line with the throne, but I doubt it would be in a way that was expected, or that would even make sense. If Victoria ever returned, it would be like the return of the mummy, if she was ever unleashed again, it would be in a way that would not make sense, and would be so, unexpected.

Don’t expect to find her on a list of the 1st one hundred to inhert the throne, she would likely be off that list, she could arrive from anywhere in the world, but in a way that would enable her to arrive back into her situation, and if she did, maybe this time, things could be in the correct situation. Wherever you are Victoria, if you are out there, Welcome Back, Victoria. She will never arrive back the way you think, so don’t look for her in ‘Royal baby situations’, she would not be there.

July 9, 2013 - Posted by | Awareness | , , , , , , , ,

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