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Industry within the Victorian Era



Railways





Between 1820 and 1850, six thousand miles of railways were established in Britain. The
railway era was an advanced phase of industrialisation and affected the life of the ordinary
citizen, rather than just those within the industry. It reached into remote areas of the…

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The workhouses were built just before the Victorian Era in 1834 when the poor law was
introduced, so was the introduction of workhouses which were legalised only in England and
Wales. It wasn't until 1838, when workhouses were extended to Ireland and 1845 for
Scotland.



The Great Exhibition (1851) or…

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The Railroad Station by Thomas Egerton Wilks - "whistle of the engine is heard;
...Well, I declare, it almost takes one's breath away to look at it!"
The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde ­ "My name is Jack in the country
and Earnest in the town."

Poem

The…

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