Contents Queen Victoria Victorian workhouses Victorian inventions Victorian schools Victorian homes Victorian leisure
Queen Victoria Victoria was born at Kensington Palace,London,on 24 May 1819.She was the only daughter of Edward, Duke of Kent. On William IV’s death in 1837, she became queen at the age of 18. She married Prince Albert in 1840.Her marriage to Albert bought nine children. Home
Victorian Workhouses Before 1834,poor people were looked after by buying food and clothing from money collected from land owners and other wealthy people. Workhouses were where poor people who had no jobs or homes. They earned their keep by doing jobs in the workhouse. Also in the workhouses were orphaned and abandoned children.
Victorian Inventions The Victorian period saw many major developments that made travel, communications and trade much easier for many people. The railways allowed people to travel cheaply and rapidly, opening up new possibilities for both rich and poor. Many of the things we take for granted today, such as photography, telephones, electric light bulbs and cars were invented in the Victorian times. Home
Victorian schools In the early Victorian era very few children went to school, the only children that went to school were the ones with wealthy parents. As the 1880s came there was a law that stated children had to go to school. Life at a Victorian school wasn’t very nice, if you did something wrong then you would either get the cane or you would have to where the dunces hat. Home
Victorian homes The new mass produced bricks were cheaper and required less preparation and maintenance, so for the first time all over the country new mansions, chapels, cottages, barns and factories were made from the same material irrespective of region. Rich Victorians favoured or superior terraces with gardens back and front and a room for servants in the attic. Home
Victorian Leisure Railways changed peoples lives. Families went to the seaside for the day by train. People who could afford it took a weeks holiday. Seaside towns such as Blackpool and Margate became popular resorts. Trippers and holidaymakers enjoyed things we still enjoy today: ice cream, fish and chips, riding on donkeys, paddling and making sand castles. Home