The Royal Women

The Assassination Attempts on Queen Victoria

During Queen Victoria’s long reign, she was the victim of a total of eight assassination attempts. The first attempt on Queen Victoria’s life was on 10 June 1840 when the newly married Queen was four months pregnant with her first child. Edward Oxford had joined the crowd at Marble Arch – then in front of [read more]

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The Royal Women

The Birth of the future Queen Victoria

At Kensington Palace in the early hours (4.15 am) of 24 May 1819, Alexandrina Victoria was born to Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn, and Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld (the Duchess of Kent), as Her Royal Highness Princess Alexandrina Victoria of Kent. Her grandfather was King George III who reigned from 1760 to 1820. [read more]