A housekeeper earned 63p a week, which was 12 shillings and 6 pence in Victorian money.
A new medal for extreme bravery is made from captured Russian canons from the Crimean war. It is named "The Victoria Cross" and since 1856, over 1,300 have been awarded.
When Queen Victoria was buried, she was wearing a white dress, her wedding veil and she also had one of Prince Albert's dressing gowns buried with her.
An English scientist and chemist called William Henry Perkin creates the first synthetic dye, called 'aniline purple', which is now known by the name of 'mauve'.
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Queen Victoria was 37 years old on the 24th May and had been Queen for 19 years.