June 20: Queen Victoria

On this date in 1837 Queen Victoria succeeds to the British throne.

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Young Victoria

Victoria as a very young woman from the ClipArt ETC website.

Queen Victoria

Queen Victoria as a young woman. from the ClipArt ETC website.

Queen Victoria

Queen Victoria in her old age from the ClipArt ETC website.

Royal Coat of Arms

Arms used outside of Scotland from the ClipArt ETC website. Quarterly: I and IV, Gules, three lions passant guardant in pale Or (for England); II, Or, a lion rampant within a double tressure flory-counter-flory Gules (for Scotland); III, Azure, a harp Or stringed Argent (for Ireland).

Flag of the United Kingdom, 1801-Present

Flag of the United Kingdom. Blue field with the red cross of Saint George (patron saint of England) edged in white superimposed on the diagonal red cross of Saint Patrick (patron saint of Ireland), which is superimposed on the diagonal white cross of Saint Andrew (patron saint of Scotland) from the ClipPix ETC website.


The crown made for the coronation of Queen Victoria, has its entire surface completely covered with jewels, its circlet, crosses, fleurs-de-lys, arches, and mound being alike in displaying varieties of the same precious constructive materials. Illustration from the ClipArt ETC website.

Victoria Cross

The Victoria Cross is an English naval and military decoration instituted by royal warrant, Jan. 29, 1856, and bestowed for ‘conspicuous bravery or devotion’ to the country in the presence of the enemy. It is the most coveted of all British decorations, and is open to all officers and men of the regular, auxiliary, and reserve forces. Illustration from the ClipArt ETC website.

Maps of the United Kingdom

Over 200 maps of the United Kingdom throughout history from the Maps ETC website.