Diana, Diana John Spencer, known as the princess of Wales and the first wife of Prince Charles. She was born the first of July 1961 in Sandringham. Her father: Edward John Spencer was a earl and her mother was Frances Ruth Burke Roche. They were Roman Catholic and British. Diana had sisters and brothers: Lady Sarah McCorquodale (19 March 1955), Jane Fellowes (11 February 1957), John Spencer, who died within 10 hours after his birth on 12 January 1960.
Born on 24 May, 1819 in Kensington Palace, Alexandrina Victoria was the only daughter of Edward, the Duke of Kent and Victoria Maria Louisa of Saxe-Coburg. At birth, Victoria was the fifth in line after her father and his three older brothers. Eight months after her birth, her father had died and she was the next in line as her three uncles before her had no legitimate children who survived. In 1830 after her uncle George IV died, she became heiress presumptive next to her surviving uncle, William IV. The Regency Act of 1830 made special provision for the Duchess of Kent to act as her regent just in case William died while Victoria was still a minor.
He and his wife had six children. The two oldest daughters, Maria and Elizabeth died before reaching adulthood. Of the remaining children, Charlotte was the eldest, born April 21, 1816; followed by brother Patrick Branwell, born June 26, 1817; then Emily, born July 30, 1818; and Anne, born January 17, 1820. Shortly after Anne's birth, their father accepted a position in Haworth, located within
Thirty-two days into his term as President, William Henry Harrison succumbed to pneumonia which he contracted while giving his inaugural address. Anna did not attend her husband’s funeral. After the death of her husband, Anna remained on the farm in North Bend until the house burned down in 1858. Afterwards, she lived with her son John Scott Harrison who was the father of future President Benjamin Harrison. Anna, who died in 1864 at the age of 88 became the first former first lady to receive a pension.
He remained on her confident for twenty years. When John Brown Died in 1883, the queen wrote, “The shock-the blow, the blank, the constant missing at every turn of one strong, powerful reliable arm and head almost stunned me and I am, truly over whelmed.” His room, like Albert’s, became a shrine. A flower was placed on his pillow everyday until she died. Queen Victoria died on January 22, 1901, at the age of 81. This was forty years of widowhood.
George would eventually remarry on July eighth. The girls name was Ellie Leonard who almost died while giving birth to twins. Nnorris and Ellie went a childless life. George William Norris had a bright career. George was in congress from 1913-1943 thirty years.
Having the era named after her, Queen Victoria was one of the most illustrious leaders Great Britain has ever had. Alexandrina Victoria was born on May 24, 1819 in London. Her father died shortly after her birth, which made her the heir to the throne. She had three uncles that were ahead of her in the line of succession, and none of them had any living legitimate children. After her only remaining uncle died in 1837, Victoria was crowned on June 28, 1838.
Her father, Prince Christian Augustus of Anhalt-Zerbst, was a high-ranking officer in the Prussian Army and a minor prince among the principalities in Germany. He married the much younger Princess Johanna of Holstein-Gottorp. Years before, Johanna's brother Karl August of Holstein-Gottorp had gone to Russia to marry the Princess Elizabeth Petrovna. However the Prince died of small pox, leaving Elizabeth heart-broken. Elizabeth's sister, Anna gave birth to a son named Peter Ulrich, however tragedy once again struck as Anna's died of tuberculosis three months after giving birth to Peter.
Unfortunately, Albert passed away in 1861 from typhoid fever. This triggered a great depression within the queen, and even after she was brought back up from the depths of sadness, she would stay in mourning for the rest of her life. “Victoria was the only child of Edward, duke of Kent, the fourth son of King George III” (Pruitt 1). Upon the death of her father, Victoria was left with “nothing in the way of wealth…only debts” (Longford 3). Now a queen, one of her first moves would be to pay off his debts.
Victoria's father, Edward, Duke of Kent, was the old King's fourth son, but since his three elder brothers were without heirs, there seemed a good chance that he might one day himself become King. He had married late in life, when he was over 50, to supply an heir to the throne in the younger generation. Between the seven princes and five princesses of the royal family, not one of them had a legitimate child to carry on the succession, until 1819 saw three royal births within two months. The Prince of Wales had one child, the Princess Charlotte, who in time would have become Queen, but she died in childbirth in the autumn of 1817. It was her death, which drove her uncles into marriage, to father heirs to replace her in the line of succession.