Traveling through History

Queen Victoria/Age of Enlightenment

Who was Queen Victoria?

Queen Victoria was a young English Queen for 63 years. She helped pass laws and didn't like war. Those were a few reasons why she was so admirable. "Some people called her the mother of her country" says Prince-Groff. Queen Victoria represented stability and security for

her country, which made her such a great leader.




According to Britannica, the main idea about their article "Victoria" was how she lived and died. Queen Victoria was 18 years old when she was crowned then just 3 years later she was married to her first cousin Prince Albert, a German prince. The same year they were married they had their first kid, eventually 8 more would follow. Due to so many royal relatives she was called the grandmother of Europe. Later on in her life she became an empress for India. The Victorian age was named after the queen and it continued 13 years after she died.


Prince-Groff states that Victoria made a vow when she first became queen saying "I will be good," and kept that promise til she died. She helped pass laws and made the not so good laws better. Victoria hated wars and just wanted peace. Despite her great efforts they didn't last for long and now days there are many wars.

What was the Age of Enlightment?

The Enlightenment Age was a time period that happened 216 years ago. It had 3 names, The Enlightenment Age, The Age of Reason, and The Long 18th Century. European politics, philosophy, science, and communication was the focus of this time period.

History.com says that many traditions were changed and many items were produced. Books,essays,inventions,scientific discoveries, and laws were made. Wars were also created. The traditions changed in France were changed from way back old to their new modern ones. People argued that reason would set humanity free from struck religion and superstition due to the lose of lives that occurred during religion wars.



According to Newworldencyclopedia.com the age of Enlightment started with Fransis Bacon, a philosopher, statesman,and essayist then that time period ended with Immanuel Kant, a philosopher also, and scientist. The time covers almost a century and a half