"Few lives have been as heavily documented as Queen Victoria’s, who kept a careful record of her own life in journals from a young age. In her day, she was also one of the most heavily depicted people in existence across a variety of mediums including paintings, sculptures, sketches, and the newly emerging photographs. It is no wonder, then, that Victoria frequently adorns our screens even 200 years after her birth, such as through the recent popular TV series Victoria (2016–present), or the film Victoria & Abdul (2017).
In celebration of Victoria’s 200th birthday today, discover six facts you may not have known about one of the longest-reigning British monarchs."
Featured image credit: Queen Victoria monument by PaulHampshire, public domain via Pixabay
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