Victorian Age Story Briefs

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.

See Old Marley (who was “dead as a doornail”) pay Scrooge a ghostly visit.

By circa 1849, when James Pollard created his "Approach to Christmas," people in England were using trees for decoration purposes.

Two gentlemen visit Scrooge's office to ask for a Christmas donation to help the poor. Scrooge refuses.

In 1885, the Russian Tsar decided to give his wife a surprise Easter present. Inside the beautiful Easter egg were even more surprises. It led to an I...

Robert Louis Stevenson was born in Edinburgh, Scotland at the home of his parents located at 8 Howard Place.

It is impossible for Bob Cratchit to stay warm in his office because Scrooge greatly restricts the amount of coal which is used to heat the place.

Excited about Christmas Eve, Bob Cratchit closes the office, at Scrooge & Marley, and joins a group of boys sliding on the ice.

Bob Cratchit and his family live in a part of London known as Camden Town. This image depicts an area of Camden during 1839.

Children who helped to build Victorian Britain worked incredibly long hours.

Prince Albert, who was born in Germany, brought his childhood love of Christmas traditions to his growing family.

For centuries, London's Fleet Prison was a terrible place. People who owed debts were routinely jailed there.

Violet Crawley, the Dowager Countess of Grantham, knows a Russian aristocrat who fled Russia after the Bolshevik Revolution. What's the history behind...

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