Born at Kensington Palace on May 24, 1819, the little princess was christened Alexandrina Victoria. Though it was not then foreseen, Victoria was destined to not only become Queen, but to reign longer than any other British Monarch before her. The record for reign now belongs to Queen Elizabeth II. The Queen's Platinum Jubilee 2022
Queen Victoria reigned for 64 years, from 1837 until her death in 1901. During her reign, Britain became "the most powerful industrial nation in the world and centre of the greatest Empire ever known." Canada was an important part of that empire. The extent of Victoria’s influence is strongly reflected in the street names of Stratford. By Stanford Dingman
Note: On the page about Victoria Street, Stanford Dingman named the many streets directly linked to Queen Victoria and royalty. See Streets by Category. He also showed the coins which appear on this site.
The British florin, or two-shilling coin, was issued from 1849 until 1967. The original florins, dated 1849, attracted controversy for omitting a reference to God from Queen Victoria's titles; that type is accordingly known as the Godless florin, and was in 1851 succeeded by the Gothic florin, for its design and style of lettering.