On this day: a new Queen

At 6am on the 20th of June, 1837, eighteen-year-old Victoria was woken to the news she was now Queen of the United Kingdom.

This marked the beginning of the long Victorian era, which concluded with her death in 1901.

The image below, created in 1887, depicts Victoria receiving the news of her accession.

Queen Victoria receiving the news of her accession to the throne, 20 June 1837.

And as illustrated in 1895:

NPG D33592; 'Your Majesty' (William Howley; Francis Nathaniel Conyngham, 2nd Marquess Conyngham; Queen Victoria) published by The Graphic, after  Mary Louisa Gow

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