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Victorian Scotland Erin McKee History Group Balfron 2012 Comenius Project.

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1 Victorian Scotland Erin McKee History Group Balfron 2012 Comenius Project

2 Why Victorian Scotland? Victorian culture still influential in Scotland today It was a time of great change Many places to visit across the country

3 Queen Victoria Alexandrina Victoria Victoria ruled from 1837-1901 She spoke 4 languages Victoria had 9 children, 40 grand-children and 37 great-grandchildren. Her husband Albert died in 1861 at the young age of 42. She mourned his death for almost 10 years. For the rest of her reign she wore black. Time of great change.

4 Industrialisation Major towns and cities and some small villages became linked together by railway lines Fourth Rail Bridge has been instrumental in connecting the north-east to the south-east of Scotland Has become a symbol of industry in Scotland as it ties together multiple industry sectors

5 Coal mining has existed in Scotland since the 12th century They were dark, damp and cold... Work in the mines was dangerous Canaries became lookout birds

6 West of Scotland have been famous for shipbuilding for hundreds of years due to the River Clyde Clydebank was built to be a town used for shipbuilding families. A well known landmark in Glasgow is the Finnieston crane which was built in 1931 to fit engines in to large ships, it is still in working order today

7 Education Education was seen as a privilege The 3 “R’s” Reading, wRiting & dictation and aRithmetic Punishments and the “Dunce” Scotland Street School

8 Leisure Travelling was expensive and holiday travel only became more popular after railway lines were introduced Seaside holidays became popular Cricket, golf, archery and croquet became popular for the upper class

9 One of the most famous buildings in Glasgow is The People’s Palace as well as Kelvingrove Museum Zoos and Botanic Gardens grew in popularity too in the 1800s


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