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- Characteristics of Victorian Britain
- English literature: The Victorian Age
- Social Life in Victorian England
Although it was a peaceful and prosperous time, there were still issues within the social structure. The social classes of this era included the Upper class, Middle class, and lower class. Those who were fortunate enough to be in the Upper class did not usually perform manual labor. Instead, they were landowners and hired lower class workers to work for them, or made investments to create a profit.
Characteristics of Victorian Britain
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In the Victorian era they had managed to b uild up a. How was the Victorian society structure? Word Count: The Upper Class was in a powerful position giving them authority, better living conditions, and other facilities. The three main causes of French revolution are as follows: 1.
English literature: The Victorian Age
The Reform Bill of gave the middle class the political power it needed to consolidate? Industry and commerce burgeoned. While the affluence of the middle class increased, the lower classes, thrown off their land and into the cities to form the great urban working class, lived ever more wretchedly. The social changes were so swift and brutal that Godwinian utopianism rapidly gave way to attempts either to justify the new economic and urban conditions, or to change them. The intellectuals and artists of the age had to deal in some way with the upheavals in society, the obvious inequities of abundance for a few and squalor for many, and, emanating from the throne of Queen Victoria ? The Victorian era was the great age of the English novel? It was the ideal form to describe contemporary life and to entertain the middle class.
Government and politics in the Victorian era. The formal political system was a constitutional monarchy. It was in practice dominated by aristocratic men. The British.
Social Life in Victorian England
During the Victorian period , Britain was a powerful nation with a rich culture. It had a stable government, a growing state, and an expanding franchise. It also controlled a large empire, and it was wealthy, in part because of its degree of industrialization and its imperial holdings and in spite of the fact that three-fourths or more of its population was working-class. Late in the period, Britain began to decline as a global political and economic power relative to other major powers, particularly the United States, but this decline was not acutely noticeable until after World War II.
As seen in Victorian literature, from the s to the s, Britain underwent changes that transformed the lives of its people:. British manufacturing became dominant in the world and trade and the financial sector also grew significantly. The rail network , begun in the s, was largely completed by the s and had a great effect not only on the accessibility of travel and speed of movement but also on the appearance of the countryside. The population grew enormously , from around 12 million in to 25 million by
Victorian literature refers to English literature during the reign of Queen Victoria English writing from this era reflects the major transformation in most aspects of English life, such as significant scientific, economic, and technological advances to changes in class structures and the role of religion in society.