Queen Victoria served as the ruling monarch of Great Britain, India and Ireland from 1837. Her death on January 22, 1901 ended the 63-year period that claimed her name and was a great shock to both the British Empire and many nations further afield. Learn more about her death and her funeral here.
When did Victoria die?
How did Victoria die?
"From not having been well, I see so badly, which is very tiresome."
Had a fair night, but was a little wakeful. Got up earlier & had some milk. — Lenchen came & read some papers. — Out before 1, in the garden chair, Lenchen & Beatrice going with me. — Rested a little, had some food, & took a short drive with Lenchen & Beatrice. — Rested when I came in & at 5.30, went down to the Drawingroom, where a short service was held, by Mr Clement Smith, who performed it so well, & it was a great comfort to me. — Rested again afterwards, then did some signing & dictated to Lenchen.
What was Victoria's funeral like?
"Vale desideratissime. Farewell most beloved. Here at length, I shall rest with thee, with thee in Christ I shall rise again."
Who succeeded Queen Victoria?
After the death of Queen Victoria her eldest son, Edward VII (9 November 1841 – 6 May 1910) became king, marking the beginning of the Edwardian period.