This is a microhistorical website created as a History 481 project at the University of Victoria. A microhistorical approach can be described as the reduction of the scale of observation. The goal in reducing the scale of observation is to illuminate features unobserved at the macroscopic level. This process often challenges the macrohistorical view of history. The main objective of the site is to examine how Queen Victoria's death was viewed through the eyes of the citizens of Victoria. The sympathy expressed by the city is an example of Victoria's loyalty to the British Monarch.

Created by Melissa Quantz, Jassi Shonki, and Angela Oh. March 2002.

News Reaches Victoria
Daily Times Coverage
Daily Colonist Coverage
Memorial Services in Victoria
Messages of Condolence
Legacy of the Queen
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The Queen is Dead!

A Younger Queen Victoria