1000 piece jigsaw based on the royal family tree COPY 1/134 m.194 held in the collection of The National Archives. A fiendishly difficult puzzle with a sense of history.
This ornate and elaborate tree features the royal coat of arms of Queen Victoria & Prince Albert at its centre, and is suitably grand, befitting the royal family. The artwork, a striking image in itself, was registered with the Stationers’ Company in 1897. The family tree, dated 22 June 1894, sets out the children of Victoria and her beloved husband who she called Bertie. The couple, who were also first cousins, were married on 10 February 1840, in the Chapel Royal at Windsor.
Victoria and Albert went on to have nine children, over a seventeen year period, and this tree sets out their names, when they were born, and any children that they had. Those children were:
- Vicky, 1840-1901
- Bertie, (Albert Edward, Prince of Wales) 1841-1910
- Alice, 1843-1878
- Alfred, (Duke of Edinburgh) 1844-1900
- Helena, 1846-1923
- Louise, 1848-1939
- Arthur, (Duke of Connaught) 1850-1942
- Leopold, 1853-1884
- Beatrice, 1857-1944
Bertie went on to rule as Edward VII but all nine of Victoria’s intelligent and talented children had fascinating stories well worth investigating. In the next generation Queen Victoria had forty-two grandchildren who became monarchs in multiple European countries thus gaining her the nickname “The Grandmother of Europe”.
Both the late Queen Elizabeth II, and her husband Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh were great grandchildren of Victoria. Today Victoria’s descendants can be found throughout royal families across Europe.
Finished size 690 x 480mm