Born at Kensington Palace on May 24, 1819. Crowned at Westminster Abbey on June 28, 1838. Died at Osbourne House, Isl. of Wight on January 22, 1901 at the age of 81. Queen Victoria became Queen at the age of 18 and reigned for nearly 64 years, longer than any other sovereign in the history of England (1839-1901.) In 1839 she fell in love with her cousin, Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, and married him in spite of both Parliament’s objections and the people of London who saw him as a bit “stuffy” and viewed by many as an impoverished German princeling on the “make.” Victoria believed as Queen she could do as she pleased, genuinely loved her handsome and talented cousin and the wedding took place on February 10, 1840, at St. James Palace. They had 9 children. Prince Albert was an excellent choice for both the young Queen and Britain as he played a crucial active role in guiding Queen Victoria who had to learn to adapt her personality and private convictions to her new public role as sovereign of the British Empire during an age when Britain changed almost beyond recognition. After his death in 1861, she became so distraught that she went into seclusion and had to be coaxed back into public life by her Prime Minister in order to save the throne which had become disengaged from the people. Truly a marriage and partnership arranged in Heaven. When she died the nation went into deep mourning at the loss of a much loved monarch.
Horse Brass: 1870 Victoria Reign
Horse Brass: 1870 Victoria Reign.
Made by ARMAC Brassworks, Birmingham, England.
Hand cast using the finest British brass.
Casting mix consists of pure first-run brass with a high copper content for superior color.
Hand filed to remove any rough edges left after casting.
Hand polished to enhance the natural beauty of high quality brass.
ARMAC Brassworks has been producing quality brassware for more than 75 years.
|Dimensions||3.50 × 3.00 × .16 in|