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The Victorian Era

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McIver Mann

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The Victorian Era
By: McIver Mann
Daily Life
The Effect of Life on Victorian Literature
Advantages and Disadvantages of Living During the Victorian Era
Enjoyed Victorian Literature
Types of Stories that Wouldn't be Enjoyed by Victorians
Important Events
Queen Victoria
England During the Victorian Era
Significant Events
Changes in Life
Who was Queen Victoria?
Why was Queen Victoria important?
Imagine this; England is on the brink of the Industrial Revolution, the government is changing, and hard-working citizens of England are getting replaced by advanced machinery. During the Victorian Era families normally consisted of 5 or 6 children and with jobs becoming more and more scarce this made life harder than ever for the average families of England. Fathers did most of the work for the household, they worked long and hard hours but got paid very little. The mother in the family would plan parties and teach their children core values. Some children spent the majority of their time with a nanny that taught them reading and arithmetic. However, some children started working in the factories at a very early age. They did the same type of work that their fathers did. Most
households had servants during the Victorian Era.
These servants did work like preparing
meals and doing the dishes.
Life began for the longest reigning British monarch on May 24, 1819. Queen Victoria was the queen of England during the Victorian Era. She became the queen at the age of 18 and ruled for an astonishing amount of time: almost 64 years. This is the longest reign in British history. Queen Victoria gained a lot of knowledge on constitutional monarchy from Lord Melbourne, her first prime minister, and Prince Albert, her future husband. In 1840, Queen Victoria was married to Prince Albert. Queen Victoria was a mother to 9 children. Prince
Albert died in 1861. Victoria went
into a deep depression. She
died on January 22, 1901.
Queen Victoria ruled during a time when Britain's economy was growing and when the industries were expanding. She is also associated with the empire over which she reigned. However in 1866 and 1867, Victoria opened Parliament in person. She was bombarded with criticism because she had been in hiding for so long. This led to a major and strong republican movement. Between 1840 and 1882, 7 attempts of murder were made towards Victoria but her courageous approach towards these attacks just increased her popularity among the people of Britain. Queen Victoria used her influence and power to keep peace. Victoria passed many acts during her reign that showed that she was an active political leader.
Queen Victoria kept Britain out of wars and
even prevented a second
Franco-German war.

One of the most well known authors, Charles
Dickens, lived and wrote during the Victorian Era.
He is the most famous and well-known author from
the Victorian Era. William Thackeray was another novelist from the Victorian Era. He is known best for his book Vanity Fair (1848). The Bronte sisters; Anne, Charlotte, and Emily, were also influential authors from this time period. Thomas Hardy was an important author during the
later years of the Victorian Era. Victorians
liked reading stories that depicted
hope and had hopeful endings.
Charles Dickens
The Bronte Sisters
Many Victorian Era stories involved new technology, concepts, and ideas. Many of the books from the Victorian Era shared a common theme of hope. Many Victorians enjoyed these books because they gave them hope in such a tough time of life.
The Victorian Era was a time period of rapid growth and transformation for England. During the Victorian Era, England was entering an industrial revolution and the economy scaled. Many people lost their jobs which made life hard for most Victorians living in England. Fathers in Victorian families couldn't bring home enough money leading some children in families to have to do hard, manual labor in factories.
The End!
-people had to work hard by doing manual labor
-people didn't get paid enough to get by, so many kids joined the workforce at a young age
-living conditions for most people weren't optimal, they were dirty, cramped, and crowded
-many new discoveries were being made
-new scientific theories were being formed
-Britain was entering an Industrial Revolution and new inventions were evolving and being used in everyday society
Victorians wouldn't have enjoyed books with negative themes such as death and sickness. Life was tough enough anyway, they didn't need books that displayed negative themes.
During the Victorian Era, people were getting replaced with machines because England was entering an Industrial Revolution. Living conditions were cramped and dirty and many children had to join the workforce because their parents couldn't bring home enough money. Life was hard during the Victorian Era but people persevered through the
hardships of life during this
time period.
All images were found on Google Images.
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-"Victorian Literature." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 13 Mar. 2015. Web. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victorian_literature>.
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-"Victorian Family,Victorian Era Family Daily Life in England." Victorian-Era.org. N.p., n.d. Web. <http://www.victorian-era.org/victorian-family.html>.
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Over Queen Victoria's reign of 64 years, many significant events occured. Laws and acts were
passed that benefited children. For example, the Mines Act restricted anyone under the age of 10 from working in mines and another act, The Education Act, made school required for kids ages 5-10. In 1981, education was made free to children between the
ages of 5 and 13. Britain also conquered and made many different countries and places into
colonies during this time of expansion and
growth. Britain colonized New Zeland
and even took complete control over
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