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The Victorian Era. Noemi Navarrete Lt 130 Spring 2006. Queen Victoria. The Queen is born on May 24,1819. To Prince Edward Duke of Kent and German princess Victoria Mary Louisa of Saxe-Coburg Born in Kensington Palace The Queen is christened Princess Alexandrina Victoria.

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The Victorian Era

Noemi Navarrete

Lt 130

Spring 2006


Queen Victoria

  • The Queen is born on May 24,1819.

    • To Prince Edward Duke of Kent and German princess Victoria Mary Louisa of Saxe-Coburg

    • Born in Kensington Palace

  • The Queen is christened Princess Alexandrina Victoria.

  • Ascended the throne on June 20, 1837 at the age of 18.

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The Beginning of an Era

  • The Queen marries her first cousin Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg Gotha on February 10, 1840.

    • They had nine children, and most married into German Royalty.

  • Prince Albert dies on December 14,1861; the queen will forever mourn his death.

    • The Queen withdraws herself from public life.

  • The Royal family had become the model for the whole country.

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The Fashion

  • Weddings

    • Queen Victoria was the first to establish the trend of wearing a white wedding gown.

    • The use of a black top hat was a necessity for a gentleman.

  • At this time men and women were becoming more interested in sports.

    • Special Wardrobes were designed for bicycling, tennis, water sports, horse back riding.

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The Architecture

  • The Victorian Architecture lasted from 1825- 1900

    • It was made up of four different styles

      • Italianate

      • Second Empire

      • Stick-Eastlake

      • Queen Anne

  • Osborne House

    • Prince Albert designed it to accommodate the whole family.

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The Arts

  • The Great Exhibition

    • It was opened on May 1, 1851

    • The crystal Palace was designed by Sir Joseph Paxton in 10 days, and was constructed in 9 months.

      • There were over 13,000 exhibitions.

    • It was constructed on Hyde Park in London

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Interior Decorating

  • The changes in decorating changed many times during this era.

    • High Victorian Style

      • Rooms were crammed with furniture, art, fabric, and rugs.

      • People thought that bare looking rooms were not fashionable.

    • Aesthetic Movement

      • Elizabethan, Classical Greek and traditional Georgian styles inspired how furniture was made.

        • Rooms were more subtle

    • Art Nouveau

    • Japonisme

    • Arts and Crafts

    • Celtic Revival

    • Liberty Style

    • Art Deco

  • Wallpaper

    • During the mid-Victorian era floral patterns were popular.

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The End of the Victorian Era

  • Queen Victoria dies on January 22, 1901 at the age of 81.

  • The Queen reigned for 63 years, seven months, and two days.

  • The Queen was the last Royal from the House of Hanover.

  • The Queen eldest son Prince Albert Edward VII then becomes king.

    • He belonged to the House of Wettin

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Websites

  • http://www.pbs.org/

  • http://www.royal.gov.uk/output/Page1.asp

  • http://www.sil.si.edu/SILPublications/Online-Exhibitions/

  • http://www3.tltc.ttu.edu/davis/

  • http://www.victorianstation.com/home2.html

  • http://www.victorianweb.org/

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