Nineteenth Century & Victorian History
It's an invitation...to explore the horrid history behind Showtime's new series, Penny Dreadful: the Victorian horror stories that inspired children's and horror literature for generations.
The prevailing attitude of change in the hearts of most Victorians affected many aspects of their daily life. Divorce was one of those changes. Because of issues involved in the evolution of the roles of men and women...
An article looking into the living conditions of the urban poor in the 1800s. The 1800s was a time of enormous change. The industrial revolution changed Britain's urban landscape forever.
In the summer of 1812, Napoleon Bonaparte, at the height of his power launched an invasion of Russia. It was the largest invading force that the world has ever seen, his Grande Armee of over 600,000 men from all over...
During the nineteenth century in Ireland, the number of women embarking on a religious life increased almost eightyfold. This article looks at some of the factors that influenced the decision that so many Irish women...
Julia Pastrana: The True Story of the Hybrid Bear Woman. Also Known As The Ugliest Woman In The World
A fascinating and poignant tale of the worlds ugliest woman.
What are the origins of spiritualism in 19th century Britain? Explore the development of the Spiritualist Churches, the popularity of seances and the fraudulent practices that led to decline
A 19th century Victorian scrapbook of British and American newspaper articles saved by George Burgess, phrenologist; genealogy of his interests, writings and life, descendants and extended family.
1805, a year after Napoleon Bonaparte's coronation as Emperor, France was engaged in a fierce and bloody campaign against an Allied Russian and Austrian Army. The Battle of Austerlitz did not win the war, but it did...
A look at the causes of the American Civil War started and who was instrumental in its beginnings. Causes included slavery and nationalist politics. Includes civil war pictures and civil war quotes .
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