.. Queen Victoria took the throne of the United Kingdom in 1837 at age 18. The world watched her grow up, and as she matured, so did her attitudes and programs and processes; especially regarding women and women’s place in society, the Arts, politics, and government.
They watched her fall in love, marry, be a mother, lose the love of her life – while leading a country. She was known as being innovative and adventurous; wanting to try new things.
(Photos: Queen Victoria married Prince Albert and created the entire concept of white for weddings)