Although Queen Victoria had a boring childhood; her personal issues were the key to her success and her downfall as a queen. She had many obstacles in her life during her reign. Whether it was becoming queen, getting married, having kids, or having economic issues; she made it through it all and did it very well. She was one of the best Queens Great Britain had and will ever have to this day.
Queen Victoria was born in Kensington Palace in London on May 24, 1819. She is the daughter of Edward, Duke of Kent and Princess Victoria of Sax-Coburg. Her father died when she was only eight months old. That caused her mother to become very protective of here being that she was an only child. She received a very strict education with her uncle Leopold. On June 20, 1837 at the age of eight-teen she took the throne after her uncle William IV died on February 10, 1840. The Women’s Life Article stated one of Queen Victoria’s famous sayings,
Men never think, at least seldom think, what a hard task it is for us women to go through this very often. God's will be done, and if He decrees that we are to have a great number of children why we must try to bring them up as useful and exemplary members of society (Women’s Life).
Queen Victoria did not know how likely it was that she would become queen until she was older; however, Victoria was a perceptive child who noticed how people acted around her early on. When she did take the throne the people had lost respect for the throne. The article, The Life and Times of Queen Victoria sates, “Barely eighteen, she refused any further influence from her domineering mother and ruled in her own stead. Popular respect for the Crown was at a low point at her coronation, but the modest and straightforward young Queen won the hearts of her subjects” (The Life and Times of Queen Victoria). Just three years after she took the throne, she married her cousin Prince Albert of Sax-Coburg of Gotha. She was completely devoted to him....