Saturday, October 24, 2009

Queen Victoria's Monument in Victoria Square, Birmingham, England

The monument you see here is the statue of Queen Victoria which is also located in Victoria Square, the name given to this place in Jan. 10, 1901. It is formerly called the Council House Square. You can also see in the background the town hall of Birmingham. Continue reading below to know more about Queen Victoria.

photo I took during our visit to Victoria Square in Birmingham, England last year.

Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria; 24 May 1819 – 22 January 1901) was the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 20 June 1837, and the first Empress of India of the British Raj from 1 May 1876, until her death. Her reign as the Queen lasted 63 years and 7 months, longer than that of any other British monarch before or since, and her reign is the longest of any female monarch in history. The time of her reign is known as the Victorian period, an era of industrial, political, scientific and military progress within the United Kingdom. read more here

2 comments:

Jag said...

Interesting. Visited you again...good day!

Mary Elizabeth said...

Fantastic!!!
Have a wonderful week!

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