Who Was Queen Victoria?

By Jim Gigliotti

Her reign of 63 years and seven months is known as the Victorian Era, a period of industrial, cultural, scientific, and political change that was marked by a great expansion of the British Empire. But Victoria was raised under close supervision and near isolation until she became Queen of the United Kingdom at the young age of 18. She married her first cousin, Albert, and had nine children who married into families across Europe. By the time she had earned the nickname "The Grandmother of Europe" and the title "Empress of India" it was indeed true that the sun never set on the British Empire.
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Jim Gigliotti

Jim Gigliotti is a freelance writer based in Southern California. A former editor at the National Football League, he has written more than 50 books for all ages. His writing credits include biographies for young readers on Olympian Jesse Owens and baseball star Roberto Clemente.

Product Details
Binding : Paperback
Number of Pages : 112
Publisher : Grosset and Dunlap
Publication Date : Jul 10, 2014
Weight : 123.00g
ISBN-13 : 9780448481821
Dimension : 195 x 136 x 6(mm)