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The Victorian Period History and Background. Queen Victoria Namesake 1819-1901 Ruled England from 1837-1901 Married Prince Albert National pride and change.

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1 The Victorian Period History and Background

2 Queen Victoria Namesake Ruled England from Married Prince Albert National pride and change

3 Industrial Revolution Agriculture to factory Country to city More work, better wages Healthier in country

4 Social Classes Uneven wealth Working class Middle class Upper class

5 Typical Incomes Job/PositionAnnual Income Aristocrats-Upper Class£30,000 Merchants, bankers£10,000 Middle class (doctors, lawyers, clerks) £300- £800 Skilled workers (carpenters, typesetters) £75- £100 Domestic staff£40- £75 Laborers£ 25

6 Social and Political Reform First Reform Act Factory Act Corn Laws Trade Union Act Other laws

7 Education Men –Home –School –University Women –Home only

8 Women in Society Refinement Education Marriage Divorce Custody Working class

9 Works Cited Literature and the Language Arts: The British Tradition. Ed. Eileen Slater. St. Pauls, Minnesota: EMC/Paradigm Publishing, Roth, Christine. "Victorian England: An Introduction." Victorian England. 23 Apr 2008.


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