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In Pictures: Victorian London

London in the Victorian era appeared to be the ultimate bustling metropolis, but lurking in the streets was a city rife with poverty and despair

A TALE OF TWO CITIES

IN PICTURES VICTORIAN LONDON

WORLD’S LARGEST CAPITAL A symbol of Victorian a uence and technological advancement is Tower Bridge, opened in 1894 with hundreds of people taking to the water to witness the ceremony carried out by the Prince of Wales, the future King Edward VII. In 1800, the population of London was about 1 million – a century later, it is nearly seven. During the Victorian era, the capital of the British Empire blossoms into a bustling city and a global trade superpower.
CREDIT INFORMATION HERE FRANCIS FRITH X1, GETTY X4

QUEEN VICTORIA

She reigned for almost 64 years, and her very name is given to a turbulent, radical chapter in Britain’s history...

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