The reign of Queen Victoria (1819 – 1901) beckoned in huge change in Britain and the Empire, affecting all levels of society. Discover the key events and figures that changed politics, science, culture, art and industry, and the legacy of this significant period in British history.
Victorians were to be found worldwide, not just in the UK. Among those which the course considers, together with travelling conditions, are tourists, explorers, missionaries, imperial administrators, exiles and those who sought a better life.
These institutions were familiar but less so the daily lives of those inside in them. We explore aspects of inmates’ day-to-day existence, rationale for the policies/ approaches adopted and changes made in the Victorian era.
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