In this topic guide we outline the Victorian era and its characteristics. We first give you a definition of the period before focusing on gender roles, social class, Britain as an empire and a colonial power, and Victorian literature. Learning about these aspects will help you understand a very significant period in British history. It will also make it easier to read and understand texts from this period.
If you want a brief overview of the Victorian era, you can find it here.
The Victorian era is sometimes also referred to as the Victorian age. In this topic guide we use the term “era”.
Here you can read an extract from our webbook: