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THE WORLD’S FIRST CITY: THE LEGACY AND LIFE OF VICTORIAN LONDON

How did people live in the great Imperial City? 1837-1901 was a period of radical change: suburbs, industry, commerce, speed, immigration and new lifestyles. Despite the emergence of a solid middle class, there were appalling divisions in the class structure. But so outstanding was progress that much of Victorian achievement remains the infrastructure of London today.


FIRES, PLOTS, DEMOSTRATIONS, DISASTERS & CRIME - LECTURE
Social instability in Victorian London was a regular experience ranging from the Chartist demonstrations and “Bloody Sunday” at Trafalgar Square to many strikes
e.g. the dockers and the match girls. Major fires destroyed the Houses of Parliament and the Armoury at the Tower, while republican Irish resorted to bombing and assassination. Hundreds were drowned in the sinking of the “Princess Alice” and the new Metropolitan Police and Fire Brigade faced continuous challenges.


Speaker(s):

Mr Geoffrey Toms | talks

 

Date and Time:

1 February 2012 at 10:45 am

Duration:

Half Day

 

Venue:

The Course
1 Berkeley Street
London
W1J 8DJ


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£40.00

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