History Personalities, British Royalty, pic: 10th February 1840, Queen Victoria, with her husband Prince Albert, as they are married at St,James' Palace, Queen Victoria, (1819-1901) who reigned from 1837-1901, who during her reign saw Great Britain extend her empire across the world and be a leader on the world stage, She was considered one of the greatest British monarchs  (Photo by Popperfoto via Getty Images/Getty Images)