Queen Victoria and The Victorians

This section contains free worksheets, flashcards, online activities and other educational resources to support teaching and learning about The Victorians in Early Years, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. Some may be useful when delivering QCA Schemes of Work for History Unit 11: What was it like for children living in Victorian Britain? and Unit 12: How did life change in our locality in Victorian times?


Alexandrina Victoria, daughter of Edward, Duke of Kent and Victoria Maria Louisa of Saxe-Coburg was born on 24th May 1819. She became queen in 1837 at the age of eighteen following the death of her uncle William IV.

Victoria reigned for 63 years until her death on 22nd January 1901. Her reign saw many political and social changes as well as the expansion of the British Empire which doubled in size, taking in Australia, Canada, India and parts of Africa and the South Pacific.

Victoria married her first cousin Albert of Saxe-Coburg Gotha in 1840. The couple had a family of nine children, many of whom married into European monarchy.

Victorian Britain Worksheets and Resources
Resource Name Type Resource Name Type
The Victorians Links

History Trail: Victorian Britain  -  Articles, games and quizzes from the BBC.
The Victorians: A Resource for Schools  -  Child-friendly information about aspects of life in Victorian times.
The Victorians  -  More child-friendly pages from Nettlesworth Primary School.
4Learning: Victorian Children  -  Information and pictures about life for children in Victorian times.
Virtual Victorians  -  Life in Victorian times through the eyes of a Victorian family.
What the Victorians did for us  -  A selection of illustrated articles from the BBC.
Primary Resources: The Victorians  -  A selection of printable resources in PDF format.

Books about the Victorians

Victorian Homes (Life in the Past)

Author:  Mandy Ross

Synopsis:  This title provides children studying history at primary school level with an overview of Victorian homes and dwellings. Other books in the same series explore Victorian toys, Victorian schools and holidays at the seaside during Victorian times.

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 Last updated:  12th April 2006


First School Years - Queen Victoria and The Victorians