THE VICTORIANS 1837-1901. Modern Times 1837 costume drama, 1901 Familiarity. 1901 environment looks like home. The men wear shirts and ties and jackets, take the train to work, telephones sit on the desks, a secretary works at a typewriter, newspapers are the same - tabloids and broadsheets.
Prime Ministers and MPs of the Age
William Gladstone (left) and Benjamin Disraeli (right) prepare to sling mud at each other.
“Half a league, half a league,
Half a league onward,
All in the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred.
"Forward, the Light Brigade!
"Charge for the guns!" he said:
Into the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred.”