Queen Victoria: A Feminist Icon
The Queen who reigned over Great Britain for over 6 decades in the 1800s had a very different view of gender equality
Imagine living in a lavishly decorated mansion. Enough rooms to house a mini army.
Despite all this, imagine sharing a room with your mother, having to hold your governesses hand while climbing down the stairs even when you are as old as 17. Never being left alone, playing with the plethora of dolls you own but never having any real friends your own age except maybe your German governess to keep you company.
This was how Queen Victoria grew up.
Her frustration is very evident in the famous anecdote about when she became the Queen.
Two men from St James Palace arrived at the 18 year old Princess’ home at Kensington Palace bearing the news of her uncle’s death. Victoria was asleep. Read more about Queen Victoria: A Feminist Icon …