The Victorian Er The Age Of The Victorian Period

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What exactly is the Victorian Period? First off, the “Victorian Period” was a time in which Great Britain, also known as “England”, was the most powerful and wealthiest nations in the world during its time in 1837. Second off, it is called “Victorian” due to the fact that queen Alexandrina Victoria served as queen for Great Britain and Ireland for 63 years (2nd longest British Monarch), beginning in 1837 by reason of King William IV death. Under the reign of Queen Victoria, Great Britain experienced a sudden expansion in the industry, building railways, bridges, sewers (London underground), and providing power throughout the city. Furthermore, there were advances in science and technology, diverse amounts of inventions, and wealth in the middle class started to grow as well. Great Britain’s expansion was so huge that they doubled its imperial reach throughout Africa, Canada, Australia, India, and South Pacific! Queen Victoria’s leadership became so symbolic that some supporters use to say: “The sun never sets on the British Empire”. Furthermore, the Victoria era was also known as a great age of the English Novel, poetry, and nonfiction, described as: “realistic, thickly plotted, crowded with characters, and long”, according to Sandbox Networks. Some outstanding authors of this time were: Charles Dickens, William Makepeace, Emily Brontë, Charlotte Brontë (Emily’s sister), George Elliot, Thomas Macauly and Carlyle, Alfred Tennyson, Robert and Elizabeth Browning, etc. The
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