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Image collection french cartoon on victorian imperialisn

A French cartoon satirising the supposed duplicity of British interests in Africa, from 1898.

(my photo)

Queen Victoria, Victorian Culture, Victorian England, victorian history, Scramble for Africa view
Document A Snapshot of London Life

Extracts from Mayhew's classic studies of Victorian streetlife

Nineteenth century, victorian history, Victorian Culture, Victorian England, Henry Mayhew view
Document Alive, yet dead: Mourning in the Victorian period, Sandra Franz

This article explores the attitude towards death through two different sources – a photograph of parents posing with their deceased infant as an...

Tennyson, mourning, 19th century, Victorian Culture, Photography, Death view
Document Are Diamonds a Girl’s Best Friend? ‘Commodity Fetishism’ and Ownership in the Social Economy of Victorian Britain by Deborah Olds

f India was perceived as the ‘Jewel in the Crown’ of the British Empire by the imperialists then the acquisition by Britain of the Koh-i-Noor...

diamonds, Koh-i-Noor, Victorian Culture, Anthony Trollope view
Document Becoming Queen

Victoria's diary extracs on being told she was now queen

19th century, Queen Victoria, Victorian Culture, Victorian England, victorian history view
Link British Library Romantics and Victorians site

Explore the British Library’s greatest literary treasures from the Romantic and Victorian periods

Romantic, romanticism, Victorian Culture, Victorian view
Link British Library Victorian Britain site

Discover historical sources and articles written by experts that reveal the everyday reality of living in Victorian Britain. The Victorian period...

Victorian, Victorian Culture, victorian history view
Document Christ in the everyday nineteenth-century experience: examining a collection of daily prayers and a painting of Jesus by Celia Jarvis

John Keble and William Holman Hunt produced work at the bookends of a century renowned for its scientific and industrial progress. Both men,...

William Holman Hunt, Pre-raphaelite, Victorian Culture, Christianity, Faith view
Document Coursework Handbook

Includes questions, documents and a bibliography.

19th century, Victorian, Victorian England, Queen Victoria, Victorian Culture view
Document Covetousness and commodification: the eroticised female body and cultural representations of death by Natasha Shirman

The Victorian cult of mourning meant that the ritual of death became a visual affair, which placed women firmly at its centre. These gendered...

mourning, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Victorian Culture view
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