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.
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.
Charles Dickens, Thomas Carlyle, and John Stuart Mills were products of their environments. They used their works, both fiction and non-fiction, to share their personal experiences and philosophies. By reading their...
When we are dying, we sometimes review our lives. With Queen Victoria, it was a life full of incident. Read this truly personal account of the life of an amazing queen.
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...
Millions of Americans feel that Abraham Lincoln is the greatest POTUS of the nation; and others place him second after George Washington. With praise overflowing, it is good to re-read his speeches.
Medical schools used to rely on cadavers for dissection supplied by The Resurrection Men. As demand rose, tragically body snatching was soon to lead to murder
A peek at 19th century Victorian Education in England and America from the writings and scrapbook of George Burgess (1829-1905) and the life story of Gertrude Rosa Burgess (his daughter), born in 1874
Contrary to her public image, Queen Victoria was a passionate and romantic woman. Learn about the men in her life and how recently-discovered diaries reveal her relationship with a young Indian Muslim
A fascinating and poignant tale of the worlds ugliest woman.