Her reign of sixty-three years became known as the Victorian era; marked by the Industrial Revolution and Pax Britannica, it was a period of great expansion for the British Empire, and was consequently a period of significant cultural, political, scientific, and military change across the globe.
Early life and reign
Queen Alexandrina Victoria was born in Kensington Palace in London to Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn and German-born Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld. Due to her father and grandfather's death, Alexandrina was raised by her mother, a childhood she later described as "rather melancholy".
She inherited the throne at age 18 and married her first cousin, Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha in 1840. Their nine children later married into royal and noble families in Europe, earning her the nickname "the grandmother of Europe".
After Albert's death in 1861, Queen Victoria plunged into deep mourning and vanished from the public eye. Her popularity recovered, however, in the later years of her reign.
Aiding the Assassins
In 1868, while hosting a ball at Buckingham Palace, Victoria had the pleasure of meeting Evie Frye, who was introduced by Mary Anne Disraeli. Victoria remarked that the young Frye was behind the theft of William Gladstone's carriage, but made no effort to have her arrested since she, like the Disraelis, heartily disliked Gladstone. Instead, much to the Assassin's relief, she merely told the young woman to enjoy the ball, especially the cake which was apparently very good.
The next day, Victoria met with Evie, her brother Jacob and Henry Green, having been told by Sergeant Frederick Abberline of how they thwarted a plot against her life by Crawford Starrick. In recognition of their deeds, she knighted the trio into the Order of the Sacred Garter. Before departing their company, Victoria reminded Evie that she saved some cake for her.
At some point, a royal guard turned up murdered in Victoria's study, in which the Frye twins were called in. Victoria personally inspected her safe, which contained the Scepter of the Dove, which she planned on using to knight several industrialists opposing child labor later in the day. One of the Fryes then left the palace to chase down another lead and later returned to warn the Queen that a bomb was in the palace. However, the bomb turned out to be a hoax and the dead guard was in fact an impostor named Henry Raymond, who merely used spider venom to put himself in a death-like state so he could observe the Queen's combination to the safe so he could steal the Scepter. Though Raymond held young Artie hostage, the Frye twins were able to kill him, saving Artie and thwarting the caper.
Victoria later summoned the Frye twins to request their aid in thwarting a faction of Templars attempting to regain their power in London through acts of terrorism. Once the plot was thwarted, including an attempt to bomb Parliament, Victoria offered the Fryes her gratitude and expressed her hope that they will continue to assist her in strengthening the British Empire. However, the twin Assassins politely state that their Creed forbids them from assisting in the expansion of the Empire. Evie suggested that the Queen put an end to her imperialist beliefs. Victoria understood and respected their position. She provides them with rewards for their deeds before bidding them farewell.
- Queen Victoria was hemophiliac, as were her family; hence, she named the disease the "Royal Malady".
- The queen survived seven attempted assassinations.
- In real-life, Victoria was the longest reigning British monarch until 2015, where she was surpassed by her great-great granddaughter Elizabeth II.