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What year did Queen Victoria come to the throne and the Victorian era begin?
Who was her consort?
Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
Prince Albert, Duke of Saxony
Albert, Prince of Wales
Prince Albert, Duke of Edinburgh
How many children did Victoria and Albert have?
Who was Victoria's first Prime Minister?
Lord John Russell
Earl of Derby
What age was Engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel when he died in 1859?
Who published her book on Household Management in 1861 which advised Britain's middle & upper class housewives how to run their home?
What did the Ten Hour Act of 1847 decree?
No woman could work more than 10 hours a day
No child could work more than 10 hours a day
Women had to work for at least 10 hours a day
Children had to work for at least 10 hours a day
Who is this famous Victorian lady?
Who was the first English woman to qualify as a Physician and Surgeon?
Elizabeth Garrett Anderson
The culprit of which disease was traced to a water pump in Broad Street, London by John Snow in 1854?
In what year was Jack The Ripper stalking the streets of Whitechapel murdering prostitutes?
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was most famous for writing a series of stories about Sherlock Holmes. Where was he born?
By 1861, there were two thousand cotton mills in Lancashire but how much of the world's cotton did they produce?
All of it
Over a third
Over a quarter
The Great Exhibition of 1851 was housed in the Crystal Palace to exhibit Britain's economic & industrial success. Which London park was the Crystal Palace in?
St James Park
London had a railway of the dead that was opened in 1854 to take dead bodies out of London to cemeteries to help the graveyard overcrowding. What was it called?
London Railway of the Dead
London Necro Railway
London Death Rail
London Necropolis Railway
Workhouses were very common institutions in Victorian Britain. In most Workhouses men & women were segregated. Why was this?
To prevent further children who would need care
So that men could focus on their work
So women could have female only warders
There were many scientific advances in the Victorian age. When was the first electric lightbulb invented?
Which city opened the first municipal steam-powered tram route in 1883?
What caused the Great Potato Famine in Ireland between 1845-1852?
Irish Potato Disease
In 1876, Queen Victoria became Empress of...
After Prince Albert died Victoria undertook a long period of mourning but after a while came to rely on a servant from Scotland. What was his name?
Famous for painting the 'Monarch of the Glen', who was Queen Victoria's favoured painter?
Sir Edwin Landseer
George Edward Perine
John Evertt Millais
Frederick Richard Lee
Who is this famous Victorian cricketer who was born in Downend near Bristol?
There were two Boer Wars fought in South Africa towards the end of Victoria's reign. When did the second Boer War start?
After reigning for over 63 years, Queen Victoria died on 22 January 1901 ending the great Victorian era. Where did she die?
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