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Who's Who in Victorian Britain: 1851-1901 by…

Who's Who in Victorian Britain: 1851-1901 (1997)

by Roger Ellis

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"When histories, too often, have little room for the individuals who are the life and soul of the past, there is a place for a history which is composed of the lives of those who helped to make it what it was-and is." --Geoffrey Treasure, series editor. Many see the Victorian era as Britain's heyday. Certainly some of the nation's most exceptional citizens lived then, not least, of course, Queen Victoria herself. In all fields, pioneers were at work, among them Isbard Kingdom Brunel, Florence Nightingale, John Ruskin, William Morris, Sir Robert Peel, Sir John Stuart Mill, Michael Faraday, Edward Lear, and Charles Darwin. To come in the series: Who's Who in Roman Britain and Anglo-Saxon England, Who's Who in Early Medieval England, Who's Who in Late Medieval England, Who's Who in Stuart Britain, Who's Who in Early Hanoverian Britain,Who's Who in Late Hanoverian Britain… (more)



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Preface -- A por-pourri of the lives of some of its better known characters is an approach to the Victorian Age which might have won the approval of one of the most famous of them.
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