People all over the world know the name of Queen Victoria. She is probably the most famous queen in history. She was Queen of a vast empire, as well as of Britain. A long period of history is named after her – the Victorian Age. It means ‘to do with Victoria’. It’s an adjective used to describe people and things from her time.
Victoria was Queen for over 60 years. Many things happened during her life. We talk about ‘Victorian’ buildings or ‘Victorian’ furniture. This doesn’t mean that Queen Victoria made them herself! It usually means something dates from the 1800s.