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Read through the following text twice before trying to answer the questions.


Queen Victoria was born Princess Alexandrina Victoria at Kensington Palace in London in 1819, to Edward, the Duke of Kent, and Princess Victoria of Germany. Her mother called her ‘Drina’ but she preferred to go by her middle name.


Victoria’s father died when she was just eight months old, and she was raised by her mother and various tutors. She had no siblings and very little contact with other children. Instead, her best friends were her wooden dolls (of which she had over 130!) and her King Charles spaniel, Dash.


Victoria enjoyed painting and drawing, and she kept a journal for most of her life. She also spoke fluent German (her mother was German) and had knowledge of French, Italian and Latin.


Now you have read it twice, have a go at answering the following questions independently.

  1. What is the Queen Victoria's full name?
  2. What nickname did her mother give her?
  3. True or False: Queen Victoria had less than 115 dolls?
  4. True or False: She had a sister to play with?
  5. What two things did Queen Victoria enjoy doing?
  6. What country did her mother come from?


Home learners please could you take a photo of your answered questions and email it to Mr Hindman on Purple Mash.