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Victorian and Edwardian

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During Queen Victoria’s reign, Britain’s power and prestige swelled as never before. The Industrial Revolution produced astonishing advancements in industry and technology, and burgeoning colonialism brought Britain into greater political prominence. This was the age of the Empire, when Britain ruled half the world. 

There was also a darker side to Britain, in which strict social boundaries, ruthless imperialism, extreme poverty, workhouses, and criminal activity (including Jack the Ripper and the infamous Whitechapel murders) were masked with the outward veneer of civility. 

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