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A Pocket Essential Short History of the Victorian Era

A Pocket Essential Short History of the Victorian Era

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Author: Kerr, Gordon


Published on 21 March 2019 by Oldcastle Books Ltd in the United Kingdom.

Paperback | 256 pages
129 x 196 x 17 | 178g

It began with the horse-drawn carriage and ended with the aeroplane...

An era, beginning in the 1830s and ending with the death of Queen Victoria in 1901, that saw the British Empire - the largest ever seen - dominate the world. British ingenuity in the fields of technological development and the heavy industry of its Industrial Revolution led to Britain being dubbed 'the workshop of the world' while its Royal Navy policed the world's oceans helping to create what has become known as a 'Pax Britannica'.

History of the Victorian Era details the sweeping social and economic changes that took place during this period but also examines the events of the time and the lives of the eminent Victorians who contributed so much to British success - men and women such as Florence Nightingale, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Charles Dickens, Elizabeth Garrett Anderson and Charles Darwin. History of the Victorian Era is the story of the greatest period in British history, a period that still resonates in today's Britain.

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