She was born in London circa 1550. Her and her older sister were the illegitmate children of a maid and the master of the house. When the were in their teens (they were raised as servants) they got new jobs and Victoria learnt to evade the violent master. They decided to flee but no money. food or place to sleep led Anne (Victorias older sister) to agree to work for a pimp. One night Anne never came home and the pimp decided Victoria needed to earn her keep. She broke free and eventually found a job. A few years later the pimp found her and followed her. Also Anne found her (she was vamped) and wanted to protect her sister by making her a vamp as well. Anne bit her and took her to her coven led by Hilda (Hilda "saved" girls like Anne and Victoria)
The coven recieved a visit from Aro, Caius, etc as they had a large 'unruly' coven (they didnt it was Aros excuse). He asked if any of them were remorseful and Heidi (Yes, THAT Heidi) said yes. Victoria with her ability told them all to run. They all got caught except her.
James tried tracking her as prey and it went on for years. eventually he came to be intriuged by her and didnt want to harm her so her gift became void in a way. She fell in love with his self assurance and she felt safe with him (she craved stability). When James was killed she created Riley as he was big and strong and she wanted someone loyal to her. It is also that reason she originally created the army. She wanted protection. It wasnt untill she was passing through Texas she realised what she could use them for.
I have to give my hands a rest now XD Hope you like ^ that. It has made me understand her a lot more. And feel kinda sorry for her. I hope your hand gets better quickly!!