history meme | one of ten moments: queen victoria's accession

On the morning of 20 June 1837, Victoria received the news of her accession from Lord Conyngham and the Archbishop of Canterbury. Victoria turned 18 on 24 May 1837, and a regency was avoided. Upon the death of her beloved uncle King William IV, Victoria became Queen of the United Kingdom. This event marked the beginning of the Victorian Era.


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