vic·to·ri·an | vik-ˈtȯr-ē-ən
The designation given to the period from approximately 1837 when Victoria became Queen of England until 1901, when she died
The Victorian period is divided into early (approx. 1840-1860), mid (approx. 1860 - 1880) and late (approx. 1880-1900) since it covers a wide span of time and a number of distinctive design trends. This period was preceded by the Georgian period, and succeeded by the Edwardian period after Victoria died in 1901 and her son Edward became king.