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Victorian People: A Reassessment of Persons and Themes, 1851-67

Victorian People A Reassessment of Persons and Themes This text looks at the people ideas and events between the Great Exhibition of and the Second Reform Act of From John Arthur Roebuck and the Crimean War and Samuel Smiles and the Gospel o

  • Title: Victorian People: A Reassessment of Persons and Themes, 1851-67
  • Author: Asa Briggs
  • ISBN: 9780226074887
  • Page: 232
  • Format: Paperback
  • This text looks at the people, ideas and events between the Great Exhibition of 1851 and the Second Reform Act of 1867 From John Arthur Roebuck and the Crimean War , and Samuel Smiles and the Gospel of Work to Thomas Hughes and the Public Schools and Benjanmin Disraeli and the Leap in the Dark , Asa Briggs provides an assessment of Victorian achievements and in doiThis text looks at the people, ideas and events between the Great Exhibition of 1851 and the Second Reform Act of 1867 From John Arthur Roebuck and the Crimean War , and Samuel Smiles and the Gospel of Work to Thomas Hughes and the Public Schools and Benjanmin Disraeli and the Leap in the Dark , Asa Briggs provides an assessment of Victorian achievements and in doing so conjures up an enviable picture of the progress and independence of the last century For expounding this theme, this interaction of event and personality, Mr Briggs is abundantly and happily endowed He is always readable, often amusing, never facetious He is widely read and widely interested He has a sound historic judgment, and an unfailing sense for what is significant in the historic sequence and what is merely topical Above all, he is in sympathy with the age of which he is writing Times Literary Supplement

    Famous Victorians Biography Online The Victorian period refers to the reign of Queen Victoria, Some scholars suggest the Victorian period can include the period from passing of Reform Act, which increased the size of the electorate In some cases, I have included people who were active just before the Victorian period because they had an influence on that period. Victorian People Victorian People A Reassessment of Persons and Themes, is a book by the historian Asa Briggs originally published in It is part of a trilogy that also incorporates Victorian Cities and Victorian Things. Famous Victorians Primary Facts Lots of changes took place during the Victorian era to , and many people made important contributions to Victorian society in a wide variety of different ways Follow the links to learn about some of these famous Victorians Queen Victoria Prince Albert Florence Nightingale Mary Seacole Lord Shaftesbury Joseph Lister Louis Pasteur Robert How were Victorian People s Living conditions Within the Victorian era, there really were only two classes of people You were either upper class or lower class Unfortunately, the Industrial Revolution which had been going on for several years had totally diminished what previously was a very strong middle class. Victorian People A Reassessment This text looks at the people, ideas and events between the Great Exhibition of and the Second Reform Act of From John Arthur Roebuck and the Crimean War, and Samuel Smiles and the Gospel of Work to Thomas Hughes and the Public Schools and Benjanmin Disraeli and the Leap in the Dark, Asa Briggs provides an assessment of Victorian achievements and in doing so conjures Victorian people and ideas a companion Victorian people and ideas a companion for the modern reader of Victorian literature by Altick, Richard D Richard Daniel , Victorian Society Victorian Society, What made Victorians Victorian, The Victorian age was not one, not single, simple, or unified Victoria s reign lasted so long that it comprised several periods Above all, it was an age of paradox and power Victorian History, Fashion, Sports, Culture and Social History of the Victorian Victorian era The Victorian era was a time of unprecedented population growth in Britain The population rose from . million in to . million in Two major contributary factors were fertility rates and mortality rates Britain was the first country to undergo the demographic transition and the Agricultural and Industrial Revolutions. Life in Victorian Britain the poor Your quality of life during the Victorian times depended on whether you were rich or poor Wealthy Victorians enjoyed a good and easy life Poor Victorians had a rough and hard life, often ending up in the workhouse or early death Below is a table showing you some of the differences between rich and poor people Victoria Vereinigtes Knigreich Victoria gebrtig Princess Alexandrina Victoria of Kent .Mai im Kensington Palace, London Januar in Osborne House, Isle of Wight war von bis Knigin des Vereinigten Knigreichs von Grobritannien und Irland, ab dem .Mai trug sie als erste britische Monarchin zustzlich den Titel Kaiserin von Indien Empress of India.

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    1. Asa Briggs

      Asa Briggs, Baron Briggs was a British historian, best known for his studies on the Victorian era In particular, his trilogy, Victorian People, Victorian Cities, and Victorian Things made a lasting mark on how historians view the nineteenth century He was made a life peer in 1976.

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    1. This book was one of my college texts, but I didn't start reading it until 16 years after I left school. While the book is reasonably entertaining, the author assumes some things about his audience that might not be true. They might not, for example, be familiar with Victorian British politics, literature, and society; they might not, as well, know both French and Latin in addition to English. And so he assumes that they do not want either footnotes or a bibliography. In all cases he is wrong.


    2. This is a collection of biographical essays. Though a pelican book, a book written for, or appropriate for, a general reader, I found it a difficult book to read. Many simple facts are presumed known and the impact of certain historical events are not always given with the contextual significance spelled out. The book also presumes knowledge of a number of terms specific to parliamentary workings, and takes license to drop a few untranslated quotations in French (though the latter was more under [...]


    3. Victorian People by Asa Briggs When I was told that I would be doing a book review on a piece of work by a historian that covered some sort of history between 1500 to 1900, I was positive that I wanted to read about the Victorian People. I have always had an interest in British society in the 19th century, especially during the mid-Victorian era between 1850 and 1870. Some of my favorite writers were greatly influenced by the Victorian culture such as Charles Dickens, Jules Verne and Arthur Cona [...]


    4. I have always been intrigued by the Victorians and this book gives a great insight into some of the most important people of the time.



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