Saturday, June 7, 2014

Victoria's Children

A brief description of each from Amphorae. To quote:
Victoria married her cousin, Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha in February of 1840, and the first of their children, Victoria, was born in November of the same year. Below is a list of the couple's 9 children and some information that you may find interesting about each.

Victoria Adelaide Mary Louisa "Vicky"- born 21st November 1840, died 5th August 1901. Married German Emperor Frederick III, becoming Empress of Germany and Queen of Prussia. After her marriage she remained close to both her younger brother, Edward, and her mother to whom she sent more than 4,000 letters. Her education had been closely supervised and included reading, writing, French, German, literature, science, Latin, history, politics, and philosophy. Despite knowing German she continued to speak English within her household once in Germany, and was sometimes known as "The Englishwoman". She had 8 children; William, Charlotte, Henry, Sigismund (died aged 21 months), Victoria, Waldemar (died aged 11), Sophie, and Margaret. Victoria died of throat cancer in 1901, only 7 months after her mother. (Read more.)

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