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Victorian Crime and Punishment

This website is about Crime and Punishment in the UK in the 19th Century. There is a prisoner database with real prisoner records and case studies for a more in-depth view of the crimes and trials of some of the inmates.

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7-16 year olds
A Step Back in Time

See what happens when Josie and Gleep the alien travel back in time to Victorian times. How many differences to today can you find?

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6-7 year olds
Coal Mining and the Victorians

This feature looks at the lives of children working in coal mines in Victorian England. It includes extracts original sources which help to highlight the working conditions.

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11-14 year olds
Victorian Britain

A feature from the Public Record office which looks at life in Victorian Britain. The information is illustrated with original documents from the time. It has activities for students based on these sources.

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11-14 year olds
History and Stories

Discover interesting facts about Henry VIII and find out why he was so feared. Learn about his six wives and also about Queen Victoria and her empire.

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7-11 year olds
Hidden Lives

An archive of amazing documents and photographs where you can find out what it was like to be really poor in Victorian and Edwardian times. Target age range 10 to 15 years.

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7-14 year olds
Florence Nightingale: the lady with the Lamp

This site from the BBC examines whether the romantic image of the Lady with the Lamp was entirely justified.

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11-16 year olds
Grace Darling

Grace Darling was a heroine from Victorian times. Watch the story here.

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5-14 year olds
Women's Work

Many Victorian women helped to support their families with paying jobs in addition to their domestic burdens. Find out how their earning power contributed to their developing independence.

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14-18 year olds
Florence Nightingale - Getting Dressed

A beautifully illustrated account of the clothing Florence Nightingale would have worn in Victorian times.

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7-14 year olds
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