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Mid-Victorian Britain: 1850–1889
The middle years of Queen Victoria's reign saw huge changes in society: the rise of the middle classes, the introduction of compulsory education and the growth of the labor movement. The Great Exhibition brought a taste of the exotic to the masses, and the London Underground was opened. Life for the poorest was affected by the work of the Board of Health, while the middle ...more
Paperback, 88 pages
Published April 19th 2011 by Shire Publications
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This short history brought back by my sister from London gives a nice overview of life in Victorian England from 1850-1889. It's not meant to be definitive but it's very readable and a great introduction for those interested in life in this period of English history.
This was an easy read about every aspect of Victorian life from the middle of the nineteenth century until the end. Helpful background reading when you are writing a book about this very period. I liked the way that the information was divided up into short easy to read topics - Family life, Food and Drink, Health, Transport etc This was very useful as a quick resume of the period. It didn't go into any real depth but that wasn't its aim. It gave you a quick, broad history of the time.