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By Felicity Trotman

ISBN-10: 144564469X

ISBN-13: 9781445644691

Queen Victoria reigned for sixty-four years, and in these years Britain replaced drastically. not just have been there many medical and technological advances, similar to the unfold of railways, a transatlantic telegraph cable and Darwin’s theories at the origins of guy, yet there have been additionally momentous social and cultural advancements, together with the development of women’s schooling and the founding of charities. This was once prepared opposed to a backdrop of tremendous wealth and appalling poverty, devastating famine and struggle, and the distinction of lifestyles in large urban slums and altering kingdom landscapes. those features of existence have been defined in writing through reporters, essayists, social commentators, poets and youngsters. Novels reminiscent of Black attractiveness and The Water infants pricked the sense of right and wrong of the country. girls travelled: Florence Nightingale to the Crimea to reform nursing practices, Sarah Wilson to South Africa the place she was once the 1st girl warfare correspondent. Hippolyte Taine, the French historian and thinker, was once desirous about what he present in England, and Fredrick Engels built a lot of his political concept because of operating in his family’s cotton mill in Manchester. A 12 months within the lifetime of Victorian Britain covers a major diversity of matters written via a variety of humans. It spans the size of Victoria’s reign and comprises an access for each day of the 12 months. well-known names and strange ones, from Victoria herself to the shy Anon, are all represented during this wealthy anthology.

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