Isle of Wight

The Isle of Wight is located in the English Channel, two miles from the coast of Hampshire. In the nineteenth century, the island became a fashionable resort, and notable Victorians who spent time there include Algernon Charles Swinburne, Alfred, Lord Tennyson, and Charles Dickens, who wrote much of David Copperfield there. Osborne House, the summer residence and final home of Queen Victoria, is also located on the island at the northern town of East Cowes.


Latitude: 50.679907702813
Longitude: -1.286251544079

Timeline of Events Associated with Isle of Wight

Date Event Manage

22 Jan 1901

Queen Victoria Dies

Queen Victoria dies at age 81 on the Isle of Wight. Her death signified the end of the Victorian Era. Her oldest son, Edward VII, succeeded her.

22 Jan 1901

Death of Queen Victoria

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:

Queen Victoria's Funeral Queen Victoria's Funeral