21 Entries

Penny Dreadful Celebrates The Victorian Age

Since the golden age of television series began around twenty years ago, viewers have been able to experience and admire many innovative formats. We know the scenery from Hollywood productions like From Hell or Crimson Peak. Now it also...

September 24, 2020 Helga

Incredible Victorian Inventors

Alexander Graham Bell Alexander Graham Bell is easily one of the best-known inventors of the Victorian era thanks to his being credited with the invention of a device that has since gone on to rule our lives, the telephone....

November 14, 2019 Helga

Victorian Slang Words We Should Definitely Still Use

How to Victorianise your Vocabulary Andrew Forrester published a book in 1909 under the pseudonym James Redding Ware, this book was called Passing English of the Victorian Era, a dictionary of heterodox English, slang and phrase. It is thanks...

September 9, 2019 Helga

A Very Victorian Christmas – Part 3

Like with the pantomime, the origins of Santa Claus lie far further back that the 1800s, but the Santa that we all know today is very much based on the Victorian version of this embodiment of gift giving.

July 10, 2019 Helga

A Very Victorian Christmas – Part 2

Christmas Crackers That’s right, the Christmas cracker is another holiday tradition first enacted during the 19th century, though it certainly went through a process of evolution before it became the snappy contraption that we have with our festive feasts...

May 15, 2019 Helga

A Very Victorian Christmas – Part 1

During the Victorian era we saw many new advancements across the world, steam power and electricity were flinging society forward and changing the way in which everyone lived out their lives.

March 15, 2019 Helga

Victorian Architecture – Part 2

As we saw in part one of this blog, it is impossible to group all the homes built in Victorian times as of the same genre. It very much depended on where the building was and whom it was...

February 25, 2019 Helga

Victorian Architecture – Part 1

Trying to describe Victorian architecture is a very complex debate, as different countries during this period in time had completely different building design and technique. So if you were trying to describe the Victorian building in England compared to...

February 15, 2019 Helga

Women’s Fashions in the Victorian Era – Part 2

Our journey to discover the fashion of women in Victorian times continues with the obligatory corset. Like it or not it was a highly part of a ladies wardrobe and was used primarily to attain the optimum figure that...

February 1, 2019 Helga

Women’s Fashions in the Victorian Era – Part 1

Everybody’s idea of Victorian fashion sense is one of formality and being prim and proper. But is this really true? In this blog we investigate all about women’s fashion in Victorian times. Women still did not have the vote,...

January 28, 2019 Helga
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