Victoria I (1819-1901) (2/5)

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Queen Victoria presided over a massive territorial expansion of the British Empire, the industrial revolution and the abolition of slavery. Her new style of rule carved out a new role for the monarchy which would be upheld by her successors to this day. In 1877, Benjamin Disraeli, the Prime Minister of England, proclaimed Queen Victoria the Empress of India. This was done in order to bind India and Britain more closely, as well as in response to the increasing number of empires being proclaimed all across Europe.

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