Victorian Age Chapters

Only 18 when she became Queen of Britain, Victoria gave her name to an age and an empire. In this collection, learn who she was and what happened to people and countries during her lengthy reign.

A note in the purported Maybrick "Ripper" diary indicates that after the writer leaves the Whitechapel area, he kills a victim in Manchester, England.

Britain's "high society" is closed to all who are not born into the upper class.

In 1902, A.E.W. Mason's novel, The Four Feathers, highlights a soldier's fight against fear in the Sudan, and his reaction to feathers, a symbol of co...

Maybrick's illness coincides with the Ripper's disappearance during October.

Due to demand for her story, Florie writes a best-selling book about her ordeal, then spends time on the lecture circuit. Soon after, however, she be...

Mary Ann Nichols, the Ripper's first victim, has her throat slit and abdomen cut open.

Although there is evidence that Maybrick might be Jack the Ripper, no one knows the truth.

The successful cotton merchant with whom Florie falls in love is actually a drug addict with a mistress and children.

The artwork of Randolph Caldecott and John Everett Millais influence Beatrix's drawings.

Beatrix dies in 1943, but her legacy lives on through her stories and drawings.

Examine the author's observations about Beatrix Potter and her life.

Creating his famous character, Ebenezer Scrooge, Charles Dickens walks the streets of London during the fall of 1843. He ponders the best way to tell...

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