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The Victorian Era: A Very Brief History Mark Black

The Victorian Era: A Very Brief History

Mark Black

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Want to learn more about history, but don’t think you have the time? Think again.The Victorian era was an age of contrasts, with bone-crushing poverty and depravity found side-by-side with social, political and scientific progress- the workhouse andMoreWant to learn more about history, but don’t think you have the time? Think again.The Victorian era was an age of contrasts, with bone-crushing poverty and depravity found side-by-side with social, political and scientific progress- the workhouse and child labour persisting alongside sensualistic painting and poetry, peace and the grandiose Victorian age of Britain’s imperialist expansion.Taking its name from Queen Victoria, it would also be the era of Britain’s longest-ruling sovereign, stretching from 1837 until her death in January 1901, with the country transformed from a predominantly agricultural society into the world’s first industrial superpower. This account explores the many different facets of Victorian Britain, to give you a concise and comprehensive account of life in during a time of monumental change.The Very Brief History series is intended to give the reader a short, concise account of the most important events in world history. Each book provides the reader with the essential facts concerning a particular event or person- no distractions, just the essential facts, allowing the reader to master the subject in the shortest time possible.