YEAR IN THE LIFE OF VICTORIAN BRITAIN


YEAR IN THE LIFE OF VICTORIAN BRITAIN

Felicity Trotman    Book Number: 85781    Product format: Hardback

Queen Victoria reigned for 64 years and in those years Britain changed enormously not only through many scientific and technological advances such as the spread of railways, a transatlantic telegraph cable and Darwin's Theories on the Origins of Man, but also momentous social and cultural developments. They included the advancement of women's education and the founding of charities. Set against a backdrop of vast wealth and appalling poverty, devastating famine and war, the contrast in life in huge city slums and changing landscapes are described by journalists, essayists, social commentators, poets and children. Novels such as Black Beauty and The Water Babies pricked the conscience of the nation. Florence Nightingale travelled to the Crimea to reform nursing practices and Sarah Wilson to South Africa where she was the first female War Correspondent. Hippolyte Taine, the French historian and philosopher, was fascinated by what he found in England, and Frederick Engels developed much of his political theory as a result of working in his family's cotton mill in Manchester. 365 diary entries beginning with 1st January and Nathanial Hawthorne celebrating a happy new year to burglars at Carlyle's House on 31st December, there are one to two entries per page making for a great variety and fantastic social history. 318pp, 31 illus, mostly colour.
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