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The Victorian Era


'The long nineteenth century', as defined by Hobsbawn, stretched from the French Revolution of 1789 to the outbreak of the First World War in 1914.

A time of immense change, this period shaped the world as we know it. At its heart was the Industrial Revolution, which spurred change in all areas of life. From Darwin to Dickens, Brunel to the Boer war, the people and events transformed society and laid the foundations for the innovations of the twentieth century.

In this selection you'll find titles which document the Crimean and Boer Wars; lurid accounts of the Victorian underworld; biographies of pre-eminant figures; and many more.