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In the Time of Queen Victoria

Death
133k views11 Ridiculous Crimes That Carried The Death Penalty Before Queen VictoriaWhen England was on the cusp of the Victorian era in the 1820s, there were more than 200 offenses that were punishable by death. T...
What It's Like
498.3k viewsWhat Was Hygiene Like In The Victorian Era?Practically every book, movie, and TV show made in the last century that references the Victorian era romanticizes the time period...
World History
125.8k viewsWeirdest Bits Of Victorian Etiquette You Won't Believe People Actually ObservedBizarre Victorian manners are a fascinating study for most people. While many niceties of the era (holding the door open for other...
19th Century
1.5k votersMyths About The Victorian Era, DebunkedThe Victorian era may be heavily represented in pop culture, through stately period dramas, rollicking novels, and gritty televisi...
Tropes
1.1k voters12 Of The Dumbest Things Pop Culture Has Us Believe About The Victorian EraThanks to popular movies, television, and books, we've all been fed a bunch of lies about what life was actually like during the V...
19th Century
492.3k views22 Morbid Death And Mourning Customs From The Victorian EraVictorian death obsession was driven by Queen Victoria's grief over the passing of her beloved husband, Prince Albert. In honor of...
History
222.3k views14 Extremely Bizarre Ways People From Victorian England Mourned The DeadThe Victorian Era - in tandem with the reign of Britain's Queen Victoria - lasted throughout most of the 19th century. The Victori...
Feminism
870.4k views12 Unusual Facts You Never Knew About Queen VictoriaJust as the Victorian era is incorrectly portrayed as a period of demureness, misconceptions about the British monarchy – specific...
Photography
3k votersColorized Photos That Will Change How You See The Victorian EraDuring the Victorian Era, Great Britain experienced wealth and prosperity; the nation's imperial reach brought European style and ...
History
172.6k viewsWhat You Had To Do To Hook Up In The Victorian EraDating in the Victorian era in America and in Britain meant navigating through a fog of modesty, prudence, ritual, corsets, top ha...
History
679k views9 Phenomenally Stupid (And Fatal) Beauty Trends From Around The World During Victorian EraThe Victorian Era lasted throughout most of the 1800s. This period of time was known for its technological advancements and for it...
Spellbook
21.5k viewsOdd Details About Victorian Era SpiritualismWhat is spiritualism? It's the belief that the living can communicate with the dead, and its golden age was likely the 19th centur...
Entertainment
602 votersGreat Period Movies Set in the 19th CenturyThe 19th century often seems like the distant past, but the classic stories found in 1800s period films prove to be timeless. The ...
Cults
443.4k viewsWelcome to Oneida, The 1800s Free-Love Hippie Commune Nobody Knows AboutIf the Victorian era is remembered as a period of prudish morality, buttoned-up collars, and restrictive corsets, then the Oneida ...
19th Century
27k viewsThe Creepiest Victorian Headless Photographs Ever TakenThere was a whole lot creepy about the Victorian era. Using arsenic as a beauty tool, writing off every woman's trouble to "hyster...
Whoa Facts
35.2k views19th Century London Would Dump Human Feces Into The Same River They Drank FromDuring the Elizabethan era, English folks used chamber pots and dumped their waste onto the streets of London. Nineteenth-century ...
History
69.6k viewsChildren In Victorian England Were Sold Into Chimney Sweeping SlaveryThe jaunty image of the Victorian child chimney sweep is indelibly romantic, evoking the picturesque London glamorized in Mary Pop...
Food History
879 votersHere’s What People Ate To Survive In Victorian EnglandWhat did it mean to eat like a Victorian? There was no single culinary experience in the 19th century. Just like the era itself, V...
19th Century
990.3k viewsWhat "Doing It" Was Like in the Victorian EraIt's simple to classify the past as an era of prudish and proper behavior; full of religious zealots and patriarchal power grabs e...
19th Century
106.5k views11 Common Household Products From Victorian England That Could Kill YouThe Victorian Era was fraught with danger. New machines were invented - but not perfected - as a result of the Industrial Revoluti...