Royal Armouries Image Library January News
On this day: 22 January 1901
Queen Victoria died 120 years ago today, and we are taking the opportunity to mark the day by showcasing some interesting images from our image library with particular links to this long-serving British monarch.
Victoria came to the throne in 1837 and reigned for over 63 years, a period spanning Britain’s great age of industrial advancement, economic progress, and the expansion of empire.
Above: Engraving of her majesty, Queen Victoria, Britain, 19th century, engraved by James Posselwhite.
Below: Shotgun manufactured by Wilkinson/Harvey and presented to ‘excellent Highland servant’ John Brown by Queen Victoria in 1868.
Below: Engraving entitled “The opening of the Great Exhibition. The entrance of Her Majesty Queen Victoria and his Royal Highness Prince Albert”. From The Illustrated London News. Vol. 18 (3rd May 1851)
Royal Armouries newsletter – 22 January, 2021.