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  • 1. Victorian England What a Dickens of a time!
  • 2. Young Queen Born as Alexandra Victoria in 1819 to the 4th son of George III, the Duke of Kent and the daughter of the Duke of Saxe-Coberg in Germany Godfather was 4th cousin Alexander I of Russia
  • 3. Married Albert, 1840
  • 4. Children Victoria Albert Edward Alice, Duchess Alfred, Duke of Empress King Edward VII of Hesse Saxe-Coburg of Germany Helena, Princess Louise, Duchess Arthur, Duke of Leopold, of Schleswig- Holstein of Argyll Connaught Duke of Albany
  • 5. Peel vs. Palmerston vs. Earl Grey
  • 6. Indian Mutiny 1857 Animal fat no longer used for ammunition, but rumors spurred a rebellion anyway
  • 7. Put down in 1858
  • 8. Disraeli vs. Gladstone
  • 9. Big Englanders Joseph Chamberlain and others wanted to expand the empire for glory and gold
  • 10. Empire - Wars around the World!
  • 11. Disaster and success in Zulu lands
  • 12. Cecil Rhodes and Jackie Fisher
  • 13. Boer War Dutch-descendants in South Africa Moved out of their territory by British expansion for gold and diamonds British switch to Khaki from red uniforms
  • 14. Winston Churchill Fought in several colonial wars Served as newspaper correspondent Captured and escaped Became a famous hero
  • 15. Boer Successes
  • 16. Concentration Camps
  • 17. British Prestige Suffered greatly from isolation, near loss to Boers and apparent lack of humanitarian concern in conduct of the Boer War