Victorian Scene: 1837-1901

Victorian Scene: 1837-1901

Nicolas Bentley / Oct 13, 2019

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  • Title: Victorian Scene: 1837-1901
  • Author: Nicolas Bentley
  • ISBN: 9780600391197
  • Page: 344
  • Format: Hardcover
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    Victorian era In the history of the United Kingdom, the Victorian era was the period of Queen Victoria s reign, from June until her death on January The era followed the Georgian period and preceded the Edwardian period, and its later half overlaps with the first part of the Belle poque era of Continental Europe In terms of moral sensibilities and political reforms, this period began Mary Elizabeth Braddon , the Queen of Mary Elizabeth Braddon , the Queen of Sensation Life and Works Philip V Allingham, Contributing Editor, Victorian Web Faculty of Education, Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Ontario Victorian Web Home Authors Biographical Materials British Army during the Victorian Era The British Army during the Victorian era served through a period of great technological and social change.Queen Victoria ascended the throne in , and died in Her long reign was marked by the steady expansion and consolidation of the British Empire, and industrialisation and the enactment of liberal reforms by both Liberal and Conservative governments within Britain. Thomas Carlyle Biography Victorian Web Thomas Carlyle, Scottish historian, critic, and sociological writer was born in the village of Ecclefechan, Dumfriesshire, eldest child of James Carlyle, stonemason, and Margaret Aitken Carlyle. PBS Empires Queen Victoria Her Majesty Queen Victoria The costly Indian Mutiny in had led to reorganization of imperial rule in the subcontinent, and on Victoria s return to visibility in the s she began to yearn for a title that would

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      • Nicolas Bentley

        Nicolas Clerihew Bentley was a British author and illustrator famous for his humorous cartoon drawings in books and magazines in the 1930s and 1940s.Bentley was educated at University College School where he left at the age of 17 He then enrolled at Heatherley s School of Fine Art, a prestigious private college, but left after a few months.Bentley subsequently worked for Shell for three years, but disliked working in advertising However, in 1930, he got a break when Hilaire Belloc who was a friend of his father invited him to illustrate his book New Cautionary Tales The good critical reception of this book and its illustrations allowed Bentley to go freelance.During the 1930s Bentley illustrated many books, ranging from J.B Morton to Damon Runyon His most famous drawings were to illustrate T.S Eliot s Old Possum s Book of Practical Cats, but he illustrated than 70 books in the course of his career, and traditionally used the byline Nicolas Bentley drew the pictures.In October 1934, Bentley married Barbara Hastings, daughter of the Barrister Sir Patrick Hastings.


    670 Comments

    1. The word “Victorian” instantly brings a host of clichés to mind, many of them inaccurate. It was a period of great and broad changes in the English-speaking world, in both culture and technology. A great many volumes of social history have been published about the 19th century in all its aspects, but it’s hard to find a good, readable survey that escapes being trite and superficial. I first read this one thirty-odd years ago and it’s still one of the best, even if it is a “picture boo [...]


    2. Well! This was an interesting overview of the Victorian period, and featured a lot of interesting pictures and bills. However, the author really needs to learn to keep his own opinions out of it! I learned a great deal more about the prejudices of the 1960s than the Victorians -- did you know it's a fact that people who live in towns are more intelligent than people who live in the country, for example?


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