Queen Victoria exerted a great deal more influence on the development of Britain's foreign policy than any British monarch since. The files here reproduced from the Royal Archives reflect her active role in foreign affairs by including the principal papers of state forwarded to the queen, her related correspondence with her ministers, and correspondence with other European sovereigns and members of their families. Numbering over 81,000 manuscript pages, this unique source reflects as no other the queen's view of her role in the constitutional monarchy. These files reflect the Queen's active role in influencing foreign affairs. Included are correspondences with her ministers and with the tsars of Russia along with state documents, and reports from embassies abroad.