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The Victorians 1831-1901. An Era of Rapid Change. Queen Victoria. Queen Victoria ruled for 63 years. Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. Prince Albert in a Can. Under Victoria’s Rule. The role of the monarchy changes from giving orders to parliament to advising it.

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The victorians 1831 1901

The Victorians 1831-1901

An Era of Rapid Change


Queen victoria
Queen Victoria

Queen Victoria ruled for 63 years.

Queen Victoria and

Prince Albert



Under victoria s rule
Under Victoria’s Rule

The role of the monarchy changes from giving orders to parliament to advising it.

Proper behavior is insisted upon.

British Imperialism spreads around the world.

Industrial Revolution continues and creates middle class.

Wealth and prosperity grow, but so does suffering.


Under queen victoria
Under Queen Victoria

Middle class enjoyed vast new wealth and became educated.

Literature shifted from romanticism to realism


Under queen victoria1
Under Queen Victoria

Romanticism

Romantics influenced early Victorian writers.

Early Victorian poets focused on “poetic” subjects.

Readers turned to novels that combined elements from both eras.


Under queen victoria2
Under Queen Victoria

Realism

Fiction was considered light entertainment.

Realism captured everyday life.

Realist writers exposed social problems and pretensions.

Psychological realism focused on internal realities of the mind.

Novels were long and often published serially.



Yorkshire moors
Yorkshire Moors

Rocky Terrain

Poor Soil




Thrushcross grange
Thrushcross Grange


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