Life in the 19th century

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  • Life in The 19th Century
    • the Super-natural and the Gothic genre
      • The 19th century was a time of scientific discoveries and new technology. People began to start faking "spirit photo  graphs" So Many stories of ghosts and spirits spawned during this era that its impossible to pinpoint where they began
      • Gothic was the most popular genre of the late 18th and early 19th century. It combined fiction, horror, death and sometimes romance. It originated from Horace Walpole's novel; the castle of Otranto.
    • Queen Victoria was born on 24th May 1819 at Kensington Palace. She was Queen of the United Kingdom and Empress of India from 20th June 1837 until her death in 1901
    • The social classes in the 19th century were a royal, a peer (large land owner often in court), Baronet, Soldiers, Gentlemen,Yeomen, Tradesmen and laborers.
    • The industrial revolution began in the 19th century so there was a huge demand for child workers. Poorer families provided these children. Girls from upper class families had a governess and boys were sent to public schools. Girls from middle class families went to private schools and the boys went to grammar schools. Some churches provided schooling for poorer children.
    • During Queen Victoria's reign a women's place was in the home. A women's life would be private whereas the men's would be public in the world of business. A women must be good virtuous and diligent.
    • The 19th century was a time of diseases such as smallpox, cholera and TB that became epidemics during this time. Doctors and scientists were pioneering to revolution-ize medicine. Some diseases were caught by bad diet and bad water.
    • The 19th century saw the rise of Biblical criticism, scientific knowledge and knowledge of other religions. When Darwin's "The Origin Of Species" became famous people people saw it as an attack on religion as it contradict-ed it.
    • In the 19th century people began to get more holiday and time of work and spent their leisure time on things such as: rugby( the first rules were drawn up in 1845), football, boxing, tennis, snooker, volleyball, cycling, ludo, singing, photo- graphy etc.


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