Today, May 24th is the 200th birthday of Queen Victoria...
Coronation portrait by Sir George Hayter in the Royal Collection Trust
Born May 24, 1819
Married to Prince Albert Feb. 10, 1840
Death of Prince Albert 1861
Golden Jubilee 1887
Diamond Jubilee 1897
Victoria in 1837 while attending a performance at Drury Lane Theatre
She had an era named for her... an era of scientific achievements, insdustrial genius, worldwide explorationand un precedented belief in the superiority of the British way... which was often at fault.