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30 May 2018 11:21 a.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill

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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian21 Oct 2017 5:52 p.m. PST

You voted her Victoria the Great – why?

Lascaris21 Oct 2017 6:23 p.m. PST

The sun never sets on the British empire etc. Also, the latter half of the 19th century is my favorite gaming period and she was the big fish in the time.

saltflats192921 Oct 2017 6:40 p.m. PST

One of the best page 3 i ever saw.

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP21 Oct 2017 7:16 p.m. PST

Pole dancing.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP21 Oct 2017 7:36 p.m. PST

Set a stable, sober example

Ruled for a realllly long time

Plus had an army with the coolest colonial uniforms

Personal logo The Tin Dictator Supporting Member of TMP21 Oct 2017 8:05 p.m. PST

It has to be the hair-do.

peterx Supporting Member of TMP21 Oct 2017 9:25 p.m. PST

"We are not amused."

Personal logo chicklewis Supporting Member of TMP21 Oct 2017 11:53 p.m. PST

Mrs Brown.

cavcrazy22 Oct 2017 3:20 a.m. PST

I can't say say, I never met the lady.

Henry Martini22 Oct 2017 5:36 a.m. PST

She's dead.

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP22 Oct 2017 6:54 a.m. PST

She lived long and the Empire prospered.

foxweasel22 Oct 2017 7:56 a.m. PST

She knew how to deal with uppity miners in her colonies.

Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP22 Oct 2017 10:14 a.m. PST

She looked a lot like Clara Oswald.

Cerdic Supporting Member of TMP22 Oct 2017 10:29 a.m. PST

I agree with Gunfreak!

Personal logo Herkybird Supporting Member of TMP22 Oct 2017 10:32 a.m. PST

She reigned a long time.
Curiously, pennies minted from 1860 featured a young Victoria with a bun hairstyle, these were obviously known as 'Bun Pennies' till 1895, when the veiled older portrait was used till her death in 1901



These were important images in the days before pictures in papers, TV, Internet etc, as it was the only image most people had of the King/Queen.

Wackmole9 Supporting Member of TMP22 Oct 2017 12:12 p.m. PST

She had a era named after her.

Major General Stanley22 Oct 2017 5:09 p.m. PST

She gets her own holiday in Canada, complete with fireworks, and she was named after my daughter: wait, I might have that backwards

Rallynow Supporting Member of TMP22 Oct 2017 11:04 p.m. PST

Longevity and the British Empire saw its greatest era.

Old Wolfman23 Oct 2017 7:30 a.m. PST

And she also has a comic strip, "The New Adventures Of Queen Victoria"

boy wundyr x Inactive Member23 Oct 2017 8:41 a.m. PST

Gave us a very convenient shorthand to refer to 70 years of history and uptightedness.

Rumours she was a vampire or a robot are totally unfounded!

Murvihill23 Oct 2017 9:48 a.m. PST

I respect her for mourning her husband 40 years. 'Like' isn't a word I reserve for kings and queens.

Henry Martini23 Oct 2017 7:02 p.m. PST

While alive she knew how to handle a shotgun (I have the miniature to prove it).

Personal logo piper909 Supporting Member of TMP23 Oct 2017 8:03 p.m. PST

my wife sez, "Her tiny hands and feet, and the way she locks herself in her room to curse."

Personal logo Patrick R Supporting Member of TMP24 Oct 2017 4:19 a.m. PST

Before her the monarchy had a rather poor image. The Georges were good for one scandal after the other, if they didn't go mad in the interim.

Victoria was a wild personality herself. She and Albert made the perfect couple, they were both sex-crazy and completed each other.

They also invented the modern image of the monarchy, respectable like the middle classes who lapped up respectability like Louis XIV loved "La Gloire"

She and Albert also did something quite impressive, a minor German house's blood ended up in almost every royal family in Europe. As we all know "cousin Willy" ended up kicking the table with the diplomacy game, partially because he was fed up of being treated like a leper in an otherwise closely nit family.

Victoria is fascinating, she presides over arguably the most dynamic period in Britain's history and together with Albert has a brilliant plan to unify the monarchies of Europe to get rid of the old rivalries that had plagued it for the last three centuries and ended up contributing to the disasters of the twentieth century.

A much more lively person than most people imagine, she was also petty, nasty, held grudges and tried to dominate her children into being perfectly over-idealized little Victoria's and Albert's.

There's an old joke in Mad Magazine which says "There was no sex in the Victorian, there is a portrait of Victoria to show you why." And it couldn't be further from the truth.

Ironically the "Victorian" image of Victoria doesn't give her credit. She's quite fascinating and that's what I like about her.

EricThe Shed24 Oct 2017 6:13 a.m. PST

As far as I know she was never called Victoria the Great…only only one English Monarch was given that title and that was Alfred

nobby531 Inactive Member03 Nov 2017 5:16 a.m. PST

I agree with saltflats above.
She was also very kind to the troops as her Xmas card to them shows:


Tom D109 Nov 2017 1:42 p.m. PST

And she was nice to Shirley Temple.

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