The year before:
A housekeeper earned 88p a week, which was 17 shillings and 8 pence in Victorian money.
Queen Victoria dies and is buried next to her beloved Prince Albert in Frogmore Mausoleum at Windsor Great Park. Millions of people attend her funeral procession in London.
Queen Victoria is currently the UK’s longest reigning monarch – She ruled for 63 years and 7 months, from 1837-1901.
Frank Hornby of Liverpool invents the popular construction toy ‘Meccano’.
Queen Victoria died on 22nd January 1901. She was 81 years old and had reigned as Queen for 63 years, 7 months and 2 days.