Royal Time at the Brampton Museum

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Royal tales will be shared by the Friends of the Brampton Museum, in Newcastle-under-Lyme to mark the 200th birthday of Queen Victoria.

History fans will be able to enjoy talks surrounding Britain’s second longest reigning monarch’s succession to the throne on how Victoria became the Queen.

Victoria, who was fifth in line to the throne, inherited it at the age of 18 following her uncle King William IV’s death on 20 June 1837. Her father Prince Edward and his three elder brothers had all died, leaving no surviving legitimate children. King William’s daughter, Princess Charlotte, had died during childbirth in 1817 aged 21. Victoria was the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland until her death on 22 January 1901.Her reign of 63 years, seven months and two days was longer than that of any of her predecessors and is known as the Victorian era, a period of industrial, cultural, political, scientific and military change.

The talks, delivered by Dr Ann Watkins, take place on Sunday, 5 May and Sunday, 12 May at 2.30pm. Go to Baba’s What’s ON for more details here.