Death of Queen Victoria

Queen Victoria's Funeral

On January 22nd, 1901, Queen Victoria suffered a stroke, ending her reign. Her death signals the end of the Victoria era for most Literature and Historical scholars. I believe this event is important because the suspense in not knowing when the governance of your country will change hands has a toll on the mental health of the country. In the years when Queen Victoria's health was declining, the people didn't know if their country would have a quiet or a bloody succession. Her death brought a sense of conclusion as well as hope for the new monarch's reign. Image: "The Funeral Procession of Queen Victoria, Passing through London." From the painting by F. Chardon, in Whates, facing p. 4.. Sources:

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22 Jan 1901