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Victorian Britain Day by Day (Hardback)

P&S History > British History > Victorian History P&S History > By Century > 19th Century P&S History > Social History

By Nicholas Travers
Imprint: Pen & Sword History
Pages: 224
Illustrations: 32 mono illustrations
ISBN: 9781399041751
Published: 30th May 2024

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Victorian Britain Day by Day sheds new light on the most remarkable era in British history. Here is a tapestry of time, unpacked and uncovered from January 1st to December 31st, a rich mosaic of facts, events and tales, exploring the most extraordinary moments of the most extraordinary age.

Each day offers a different, vivid and accessible snapshot into our past, intermingling famous or renowned events, with rare, quirky and fun facts. What was the mysterious Sheep panic of 1888? Who was the notorious Spring heeled Jack? Why was William Gladstone run over by a cow? The Victorians transformed British society forever. From the Great Exhibition, to the Industrial Revolution, Dickens and Darwin, Entertainment and Empire, the 19th century was an epoch of momentous political, cultural and social change, charted day by day in this book.

With meticulous research and a compelling, gripping narrative, Victorian Britain Day by Day is essential reading for anyone looking for great stories and absorbing events on every day of the year between 1837-1901. Written in an accessible, easy flowing format, this can be dipped in and out effortlessly, time and time again. A handy reference guide at your fingertip, this books offers a unique, crafted window into our not-so-distant past, a period which still continues to enrapture, influence and shape British life even today.

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About Nicholas Travers

Nicholas Travers holds a BA and MA in History and Politics from the University of Exeter. He is passionate about history and has given talks at London’s Open House. He lives in London with two very friendly cats.

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