The Victorian Treasury: A collection of fascinating facts and insights about the Victorian Era by Lucinda Dickens Hawksley

The Victorian Treasury: A collection of fascinating facts and insights about the Victorian Era

byLucinda Dickens Hawksley

Paper over Board | August 1, 2016

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The Victorian age was an era that witnessed enormous changes around Britain and affected vast swathes of the globe. It was a time of great invention, social upheaval, medical breakthroughs, religious fervour, brutal legislation, terrifying crimes and excessive hypocrisy.

With intriguing facts and stories, The Victorian Treasury looks at the minutiae of everyday life, as well as the major events that changed the world. It uncovers what it was like to live during the time of Queen Victoria's long reign from 1837 to 1901 and reveals:

  • Urban legends such as Spring Heeled Jack
  • The notorious crimes of Jack the Ripper and Constance Kent
  • The building of the London Underground
  • How a Victorian maid spend her leisure time
  • The experience of travelling on a steam train for the first time

About The Author

Lucinda Hawksley is the great-great-great granddaughter of Charles Dickens and a patron of the Charles Dickens Museum in London. She has written more than 20 books, including The Victorian Treasury (2015), Lizzie Siddal, The Tragedy of a Pre-Raphaelite Supermodel (2004) and Katey, The Life and Loves of Dickens's Artist Daughter (2006).

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Title:The Victorian Treasury: A collection of fascinating facts and insights about the Victorian EraFormat:Paper over BoardDimensions:160 pages, 8 × 5.25 × 0.75 inPublished:August 1, 2016Publisher:Carlton BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0233004777

ISBN - 13:9780233004778

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