She was queen of Great Britain for 63 years. To date, she is the second longest reigning British monarch after Queen Elizabeth II. Victoria's reign saw great cultural expansion; advances in industry, science, and communications. During her reign, Britain expanded its imperial reach, doubling in size and encompassing Canada, Australia, India and various possessions in Africa and the South Pacific. She proposed to her husband Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and they lived a passionate marriage.After Albert’s untimely death from typhoid fever in 1861, Victoria remained in mourning for the rest of her life. She died in England in 1901.