On this day: Queen Victoria’s funeral

the Funeral Cortège passes the London and County Bank in the High Street. Queen Victoria's funeral. 2nd February 1901.

Queen Victoria’s funeral took place on the 2nd of February, 1901. The Queen died on the 22nd of January, following a month of ill health, bringing an end to the Victorian era.

Queen Victoria's funeral1

Victoria’s son became king, beginning the much shorter Edwardian era. At the time of her death, Victoria had been queen for 63 years and seven months.

Funeral procession of Queen Victoria 2nd February 1901

It is said that as she was laid to rest, it began to snow.

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