Queen Victoria’s journey of life leaves her marks on all corners of the world

The much-quoted adage that Britain had an “empire on which the sun never sets” is generally attributed to the Scottish author John Wilson – writing for the monthly periodical Blackwood’s Magazine in 1829 under the pseudonym “Christopher North”.

It was a statement which chimed with the times, neatly encapsulating the sheer size of a realm that spread its arms all the way west into the open spaces of Canada, all the way south to the furthest peripheries of the African continent, south-east into Australasia, and east into the ports and islands of China, Malaysia, India, Bangladesh and Pakistan.

Source: How Queen Victoria left her mark on every corner of the planet


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