The Victorian Era. 1837 - 1901. Queen Victoria. She had the longest reign in British history Became queen at the age of 18; she was graceful and self-assured. She also had a gift for drawing and painting
1837 - 1901
She had the longest reign in British history
Became queen at the age of 18; she was graceful and self-assured. She also had a gift for drawing and painting
Throughout her reign, she maintained a sense of dignity and decorum that restored the average person’s high opinion of the monarchy after a series of horrible, ineffective leaders
1840-Victoria married a German prince, Albert, who became not king, but Prince-consort
After he died in 1861, she sank into a deep depression and wore black every day for the rest of her life
What was the expectation?
How did they live?
Slowly, things changed for poorer children, by the end of the Victorian age all children under 12 had to go to school. Now everybody could learn how to read and write, and how to count properly. The teachers in schools had a cane used to punish children by hitting them on the hand. They didn’t write on paper but on slates.
WORKHOUSE. The word alone was calculated to send a shudder down the spine of any honest 19th century worker. It signified the end of the line, the final indignity. It said: