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Queen Victoria's Family


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The House of Hanovarians
A German Family

King George I 1714 - 1727
(Queen Victoria's Great Great Great Grandad)
George never learned English so the conduct of national policy was left to the government of the time.
Sir Robert Walpole became England's first Prime Minister.

King George II 1727 - 1760
(Queen Victoria's Great Great Grandad)
Son of George I
Preferred Germany to England, but learned to speak English, unlike his father.


King George III 1760 - 1820
(Queen Victoria's Grandad)
Son of Frederick Louis, Prince of Wales, and grandson of George II. He ruled for 50 years and fathered 15 children. Australia was colonised. His reign was the age of some of the greatest names in English literature - Jane Austen, Byron, Shelley, Keats and Wordsworth. It was also the time of great statesmen like Pitt and Fox and great captains like Wellington and Nelson.

In 1773 the 'Boston Tea Party' was the first sign of the troubles that were to come in America. The American Colonies proclaimed their independence on July 4th 1776.

The 1790s saw the French Revolution. The wars with France continued until Napoleon's defeat at Waterloo in 1815.

Victoria's Family tree

King George IV 1820 - 1830
(Queen Victoria's Uncle)
Eldest son of George III.
He became Prince Regent while his father was very ill.
Built Brighton Pavilion.


King William IV 1830 - 1837
(Queen Victoria's Uncle)
Third son of George III
Became known as the "Sailor King" after joining the navy from just 13 years old. During his reign England abolished slavery in the colonies in 1833.


Queen Victoria 1837 - 1901
She was the daughter of Prince Edward, Duke of Kent (fourth son of George III) and a niece of George IV and William lV.

Victoria's children

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