Queen Victoria was known as the "Grandmother of Europe" as she has given birth to half of Europe's royalty. Today, all European monarchs are descended from her, except monarchs from the Netherlands and Belgium (two strange Dutch speaking countries).
Every dog has its day and every reign had a name. Queen Victoria's was cleverly called the Victorian era. It was a time of great John Bull muscle flexing; the empire expanded exponentially and industrialization happened at an awesomely rapid rate.
It was the best of times but it was also the worst of times. For the majority of the people, life was quite shitty. Proper sanitation was scarce, jobs were rare and almost half of the babies born do not make it out of infancy.
If you were born then, you were just shit out of luck. Kids then didn't have PS3s or iPhones or private jets. They got sent off to work the moment they were born. If they complained or bitched about it, the little shit would be slapped straight across the cheeks with a walking stick (all men used walking sticks in those times) and then promptly shipped off to a coal mine.
Suck it up. Life sucks.