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Have you heard of the Victorians or the Victorian era? It was the period when Queen Victoria was on the throne (between 1837 and 1901). This was a time of change, exploration and adventure. It was also a time of extreme wealth and terrible poverty.

Many Victorian households had a servant or servants. In 1891, two million servants were recorded in the census.

During the Victorian period, ordinary people started going on holidays to the seaside for the first time.

Medicine made great progress with the discovery of antiseptic surgery by Joseph Lister.

When a woman entered a room, it was considered rude for a man to offer his seat to her because the cushion might still be warm.

People thought that you could digest food better in the dark, so the dining room was often located in the basement.

It was considered improper to look into someone’s bedroom, so most bedrooms were on the second or third floor.

People went to great lengths to hide their water closets from view. In some homes, they were behind a curtain or screen, in a separate part of the house or even outside.

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