Resource Victorian period

Covering the time span 1837 to 1900.

Important authors of fiction:

John Ruskin, Charles Dickens, Thomas Hardy, Benjamin Disreali, William Makepiece Thackeray

Useful reference books:

The Victorians by Jeremy Paxman. Also the subject of a BBC TV series.

The Victorian Railway by Jack Simmons 1991. An excellent book full of social history, the growth of communications as well as the impact of the railways.