New PDF release: A Year in the Life of Victorian Britain

By Felicity Trotman

ISBN-10: 144564469X

ISBN-13: 9781445644691

Queen Victoria reigned for sixty-four years, and in these years Britain replaced greatly. not just have been there many medical and technological advances, comparable 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 ready opposed to a backdrop of large wealth and appalling poverty, devastating famine and struggle, and the distinction of existence in large urban slums and altering kingdom landscapes. those points of lifestyles have been defined in writing through reporters, essayists, social commentators, poets and youngsters. Novels comparable to Black attractiveness and The Water infants pricked the moral sense of the country. ladies travelled: Florence Nightingale to the Crimea to reform nursing practices, Sarah Wilson to South Africa the place she used to be the 1st girl battle correspondent. Hippolyte Taine, the French historian and thinker, used to be fascinated with what he present in England, and Fredrick Engels constructed 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 variety of matters written via a variety of humans. It spans the size of Victoria’s reign and contains an access for each day of the 12 months. well-known names and unexpected ones, from Victoria herself to the shy Anon, are all represented during this wealthy anthology.

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