Cannabis: Used to treat Queen Victoria’s menstrual cramps, morning sickness, & pain of childbirth. Sir John R Reynolds, her personal physician for 37 yrs, also used it to treat dysmenorrhea, migraine, neuralgia, epileptic convulsions, & senile insomnia. His 1890 scientific review of cannabis noted, "When pure & administered carefully, it is one of the most valuable medicines we possess." (J.R. Reynolds, "On the Therapeutical Uses and Toxic Effects of Cannabis Indica," Lancet 1 (1890)…
Queen Victoria: Alexandra's grandmother. When Alice, Alix's mother died at a young age, Victoria played a major role in the upbringing of her Hesse grandchildren. Alexandra would speak English throughout her life and would have her children speak English as well. Although she was born a German princess, she actually lived her life more as a British girl.
...DEATH OF THE QUEEN ... - Queen Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria; 24th May 1819 – 22nd January 1901) was the monarch of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 20 June 1837 until her death. From 1st May 1876, she used the additional title of Empress of India.
QUEEN VICTORIA (b.1819-d.1901). QUEEN IN HER OWN RIGHT from her accession on 20th June, 1837 until her death on 22nd January, 1901. HOUSE OF HANOVER. PICTURE: Queen Victoria in her coronation robes, painted in 1860. By George Hayter. Government Art Collection, United Kingdom.
Reign: June 20, 1837 – January 22, 1901 Queen Victoria was ruler of the United Kingdom for 67 years, longer than any other British monarch. During her reign, the British Empire expanded to encompass one quarter of the land on the Earth, making it the largest empire ever. The United Kingdom flourished under her reign, with the Industrial Revolution taking place. Victoria lent her name to the Victorian Era, a time when the United Kingdom’s power was at its zenith.