Seven little-known facts about Queen Victoria
Things you (probably) didn’t know about the ‘Grandmother of Europe’
The Monte Carlo Casino: From empty tables to a magnet for millionaires
A history of the casino and ‘the man who broke the bank’
Non-militant suffragettes and their peaceful march for votes
In July 1913 thousands marched to London for voting rights
The Brontës: Love, jealousy & sibling rivalry
What was the relationship between Charlotte, Emily and Anne really like?
Women and domestic service in Victorian society
Kitchen maids, maids-of-all and ‘tweenies’
Brunel: The second greatest Brit of all time?
Isambard Kingdom Brunel - not just a key figure in British history, but one of Britain’s greatest gifts to the world
Eight little-known facts about Florence Nightingale
Things you (probably) didn’t know about ‘The Lady with the Lamp’
The Brown Dog affair
A political controversy about vivisection that raged in England from 1903 until 1910
The first Victoria Cross hero
The earliest act of bravery to be awarded the Victoria Cross
Why was Charles Darwin a giant of science?
Darwin’s name has never faded from history
Colonial disasters you (probably) haven’t heard of
Chris Peers uncovers seven lesser known colonial disasters
Timeline of the 1842 retreat from Kabul
The retreat from Kabul resulted in one of the British military’s greatest and most tragic disasters
The Victorian Society: Campaigning for Victorian and Edwardian architecture
Since the late 1950s the Victorian Society has been championing Victorian and Edwardian buildings in England and Wales
Lieutenant-General John Nicholson: Hero or villain?
John Nicholson’s name evokes both awe and anger – but who was he really?
When Victoria met Sarah
In April 1897, Queen Victoria met renowned French actress Sarah Bernhardt
Charles Babbage and Ada Lovelace: The computer’s most passionate partnership
He was a gentleman mathematician. She was a visionary genius. Together they’d make history...
How a story of Ethiopian plunder started in a Scottish cupboard
The tale of how Ethiopian plunder came full circle
Wealth, poverty, and childbirth in Victorian Britain
HHow individual circumstances determined what it was like to give birth in Victorian Britain
End of an era: The death of Queen Victoria
Queen Victoria’s death in 1901 was the end of an era in many ways, but perhaps in particular for her dear friend Abdul Karim.
Dadabhai Naoroji: The UK’s first Indian MP
The ‘Grand Old Man of India’ was the first Asian Member of Parliament elected to the House of Commons
Five things that may change your mind about Queen Victoria
Surprising facts about Britain’s second longest reigning monarch
Buffalo Bill’s British Wild West
American showman Colonel William F. Cody’s Wild West Company made its first appearance in Britain for Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee
Victorian King’s Cross and the Maiden Lane GNR terminus
A history of London's temporary GNR train station in the 1850s
The launch of SS Great Britain
The floating out of Brunel’s famous steamship
The Atlantic Telegraph Cable: Communicating across the sea
Brunel’s Great Eastern steamship laid the foundations for communication
33 years in the making: Brunel’s Clifton Suspension Bridge
Some facts and figures about Brunel’s first great engineering project: the Clifton Suspension bridge in Bristol
The forgotten men of the London Underground
The dangerous and back-breaking work to build the Tube
Five facts about London’s Victorian slums
The streets of London in Victorian times were rife with crime, disease and depravity
Chloroform: 170 years of controversy
The fascinating story of an extraordinary substance, used and abused since its discovery
Thomas Cook’s first tours to the continent
The first overseas package holidays
The Victorian dinner inside a dinosaur
When the creator of the world’s first dinosaur sculptures held a New Year’s Eve party inside an Iguanodon...
Poorhouse peculiarities in Bedford
Victorian views on crime and poverty
Hard times in prison in the 1880s
Prison life in Victorian times
Jack the Ripper and the tabloid press
Crooked reporting on Victorian crimes
The victims of Jack the Ripper
Five women, one murderous enigma
Jacob Isenschmid: Jack the Ripper suspect
Was the ‘Mad Pork Butcher’ also Jack the Ripper?
The year of the Ripper
Just how dangerous was London in 1888?
London’s Victorian murderesses
For different motives and different crimes they all shocked the world
Birds of a feather: The female founders of the RSPB
The Victorian women who changed the face of wildlife conservation
11 little-known things about Elizabeth Garrett Anderson
11 things you (probably) didn’t know about the first woman to qualify as a doctor in Britain