1837 - Coronation of Queen Victoria

Victoria’s accession to the throne on the 28th June 1838 was the beginning of a 63 year long reign, the longest of any British monarch
to date. The Victorian era marked a period of rapid industrial, military and political progress within Britain, and so it is at this point that literary historians often mark the end of the Romantic period.

Queen Victoria, Sir George Hayter, 1838