Why are the Victorians so important?
During the Victorian times, Britain built a huge empire across the world. Britain had great influence and was very powerful.
It was said that ‘the Sun never set on the British Empire’ because of all the countries Queen Victoria was ruler over.
It was also a time of great inventions and changes. These happened in science, medicine, engineering and social reforms especially for children.
The lives of the British people were completely changed..
At the beginning of the Victorian times, most people lived in villages and worked on the land. By the end of the Victorian times, most people lived in towns and cities and worked in offices, shops and factories.