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This Is How You Were Most Likely To Die In Victorian England

The Victorian Era is so named for the reign of England's Queen Victoria, who ruled from 1837 until her death in early 1901 (via Britannica). It marked a time in the United Kingdom, and in Great Britain itself specifically, of significant change, including rapid industrialization; growing wealth thanks both to this progress and riches gleaned from colonial possessions; advances in science, the arts, and medicine; and explosive population growth — according to Victorian Studies, between...

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    The Most Likely Ways To Die In Victorian England

    The Most Likely Ways To Die In Victorian England

    The Victorian Era is so named for the reign of England's Queen Victoria, who ruled from 1837 until her death in early 1901 (via Britannica). It marked a time in the United Kingdom, and in Great Britain itself specifically, of significant change, including rapid industrialization; growing wealth thanks both to this progress and riches gleaned from colonial possessions; advances in science, the arts, and medicine; and explosive population growth — according to Victorian Studies, between the early 1840s and the dawning of the 20th century, the population of England more than doubled. But don't let any of those points fool you: Death was a part of everyday life in Victorian England.

    Messed Up Things That Actually Happened In The Victorian Era

    Messed Up Things That Actually Happened In The Victorian Era

    For everything that's changed in the decades since the rule of Queen Victoria, there's one thing that definitely hasn't changed: people are still seriously messed up, just in different sorts of ways. Sure, by the time Victoria took the throne, the world probably felt it had graduated from the Dark Ages and the Middle Ages to become all civilized and modern and whatnot, but ... in reality? Not at all. The Victorian era was seriously nuts. Here are some of the weirdest, strangest practices from the Victorian Era that you never knew about.

    The Truth About Victorian-Era Hygiene

    The Truth About Victorian-Era Hygiene

    For many, the word "Victorian" conjures images of extreme contradictions: utter Dickensian destitution and absolute Wildean sumptuousness; the filth of London's back alleys and the prim drawing rooms of powder-nosed elites. Opium dens, spiritism, the rise of industry, coal, soot, smog, and 14-hour work days for children (per Victorian Children). Named after Queen Victoria and ending with her death, the Victorian era (1837-1901) hasn't ceased inspiring the imagination.

    The Messed Up History Of Victorian Fashion

    The Messed Up History Of Victorian Fashion

    Fashion can get uncomfortable. People today might wear unstable high heels, cram themselves into shapewear, and rip out unwanted hairs, among many other practices. Even if you don't want to remake your entire body to fit someone else's idea of beauty, you've at least worn uncomfortable shoes or an itchy sweater for a day.

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