Weird History

Facts We Just Learned About Queen Victoria That Made Us Say 'Really?'

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Vote up the facts you wished you would have known ages ago.

Queen Victoria is one of the most prominent English queens in history, and when discussing monarchies in history class, it's unsurprising she would be a point of discussion. She ruled for over 60 years and is the second longest-reigning queen in British history. Much of that time spent ruling was solo as well due to her husband's unexpected passing. And while all of this is pretty well-known, there's so much more to her and her reign than we were taught in school.

Some of the wildest "Today I learned" Queen Victoria facts come down to her family and friends, as well as some of the totally bizarre things she dealt with throughout her life like all of the attempts on her life. But which of these TIL facts are you most excited to learn?