What is the Victorian era?

The Victorian era was a golden age in British history

The Victorian era refers to a highly successful period in British history that roughly corresponds with the 63-year reign of Queen Victoria which lasted from 1837 to 1901

The Victorian era is often referred to as a ‘golden age’ due to Britain’s increase in wealth and power. Generally, the period can be characterized by one word: change. Britain underwent radical changes politically, economically, technologically, and socially. 

Aided by the Industrial Revolution and the expanding British Empire, this period saw enormous developments, e.g. in relation to areas such as industry, science, technology, and medicine. The telephone, the railway, and X-rays are all examples of inventions. 

This period also saw the emergence...

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