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By Felicity Trotman

Queen Victoria reigned for sixty-four years, and in these years Britain replaced tremendously. not just have been there many clinical and technological advances, equivalent 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 used to be prepared opposed to a backdrop of titanic wealth and appalling poverty, devastating famine and battle, and the distinction of lifestyles in large urban slums and altering nation landscapes. those points of existence have been defined in writing by means of newshounds, essayists, social commentators, poets and kids. Novels similar to Black good looks and The Water infants pricked the judgment of right and wrong of the state. ladies travelled: Florence Nightingale to the Crimea to reform nursing practices, Sarah Wilson to South Africa the place she was once the 1st woman warfare correspondent. Hippolyte Taine, the French historian and thinker, was once excited about what he present in England, and Fredrick Engels built a lot of his political conception due to operating in his family’s cotton mill in Manchester. A yr within the lifetime of Victorian Britain covers an immense variety of matters written via quite a lot of humans. It spans the size of Victoria’s reign and contains an access for each day of the yr. well-known names and unusual ones, from Victoria herself to the shy Anon, are all represented during this wealthy anthology.

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