24 May in 1819 marks the date of birth of Queen Victoria, esteemed monarch of the British Empire for most of the 19th century.
Her reign of nearly 64 years (only surpassed by our current Queen) coincided with the height of the British Empire known as the Victorian Age (or Era).
She was the first English monarch to see her name given to the period of her reign whilst still living.
The Victoria Age/Era was noted for its strong moral standards, rapid scientific and technological advances (eg steamships, coal-fired power, steam and electrified trains, photography, the telegraph and medical breakthroughs). The resulting rise in prosperity, population and influence saw Britain become an imperial and maritime superpower – essentially, ruler of half the world.
Queen Victoria’s strength and impeccable character shaped what it was to be “English” - and a lady and a gentleman.
She is also famous for the classy saying “we are (or one is) not amused” – a comment she used to make when an inappropriate joke was told in her presence.
More than 60 years on, cultural Marxists are working hard to unravel the morality, confidence, pride, cohesiveness and prosperity that (particularly English-speaking) Western societies inherited from Queen Victoria's significant reign and legacy.
Celebrate the birth of Queen Victoria and the marvellous Victorian Era:
- toasting this great British monarch, her strength, character and manners
- visiting an Australian landmark dedicated to her, whether it be:
- the Queen Victoria building in Sydney’s CBD,
- Victoria Square in Adelaide, or Lake Alexandrina in South Australia (which bears her name as Princess Alexandrina);
- or the States of Victoria and Queensland which owe their names to her reign.
- observing the 19th century buildings and architecture in the main streets of any nearby historical Aussie town, using articles like this one to familiarise yourself with the features of Victorian architecture in Australia
- for the older generations, reminiscing about when 24 May was 'Empire Day' in Australia - a day for patriotism, bonfires and fireworks for some
- looking up and watching, if you can get it, the miniseries 'Victoria' on Netflix
- resisting the rewriting of our proud history and the campaign to tear down the statues and monuments that commemorate it, and/or
- sharing this Action Plan post on social media with family, friends and those proud of our British, Westminster and Western heritage.