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Evaluacion3

  1. 1. The Victorians Pilar Martínez Fernández
  2. 2. Index Health Women WorkhousesIndustrialRevolution Transport Toys
  3. 3. Health ● In early Victorian times the very young were greatly at risk. Nationally, 50 per cent of all recorded deaths were of children aged five and under. ● The children were at the mercy of diarrhoea, whooping cough, croup, smallpox and measles, with measles being a major killer at this time. ● People were subjected to greater dangers at work, such as dust in the bakeries, quarries, mills and barns, as well aPREVIOUS INDEX NEXT
  4. 4. The Role of Victorian Women● No women could vote, and this would not change until 1918.● There were no important female political figures, apart from the Queen herself and almost all the major reforms during the nineteenth century were carried out by men.● Queen Victoria was also a determined opponent of votes for women, which she described a mad, wicked folly. PREVIOUS INDEX NEXT
  5. 5. The Workhouses ● Workhouses were where poor people who had no job or home lived. They earned their keep by doing jobs in the workhouse. ● Also in the workhouses were orphaned (children without parents) and abandoned children, the physically and mentally sick, the disabled, the elderly and unmarried mothers.PREVIOUS INDEX NEXT
  6. 6. Industrial Revolution● For a few decades in the 19th century British manufactured goods dominated world trade.● Most mass manufactured items were produced more efficiently and competitively in Britain than elsewhere.● Britain also had the commercial, financial and political power to edge out rivals at home and abroad.● In some industries, most notably textiles, massive changes took place in technology and in the organisation of production causing dramatic productivity growth. PREVIOUS INDEX NEXT
  7. 7. Means of Transport● At the beginning of Victorias reign, people could wave at puffing steam trains on the railways. By the 1860s, they rode bicycles, watched airships, and talked excitedly of the latest huge iron steamships.● In the 1890s they could travel by motor car. Project Britain The Victorians PREVIOUS INDEX NEXT
  8. 8. Toys ● Poor families made their own, such as cloth-peg dolls and paper windmills. Children would save their pocket money to buy marbles, a spinning top, skipping ropes, kites or cheap wooden toys. ● Wealthy girls played with dolls, dolls houses full of beautifully-carved miniature furniture and tea sets whilst boys played with toy soldiers, rocking horses with real horse hair manes and marbles. ● During Victorian times, people became fascinated by toys that made pictures move.PREVIOUS INDEX NEXT

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