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Changes in Victorian Britain. How had Victorian Britain changed by the Queens death in 1901?

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´╗┐The Changes of Victorian Britain. How had Victorian Britain changed by the Queens death in 1901? Under the Leadership of Queen Victoria between the years of 1832 and 1901 many of changes had begun and had increased in popularity in Britain. Emigration had become more frequent, women had some rights and a new sense of entertainment had been introduced, the acquired taste of Alcohol. Before the reign of Queen Victoria drinking was made for the home and not for public eyes and especially not for entertainment. Now under Queen Victoria pubs had become a family place while women were drinking up the gin the babies were also drinking gin to help with teething problems, Doctors and Midwives recommend this. Women?s role in society before the rule of Queen Victoria was that women were meant to be seen and not heard. They were not expected to show any skin at all except for their faces. ...read more.


The Whigs then introduced a third bill but yet again it was shot down by the Lords. The Whigs resigned and the conservatives were too disunited to form another government. June 1832 was when the Reform Bill was finally passed. The Act granted the vote to manufacturers and merchants, and vote numbers raised from 435000 to 652000. Every man owning or renting a property worth more than £10 per year got the vote in Boroughs and in counties, they had to be making £2 per year. This assured lower class people could still not vote as they thought they would not understand how to vote. This meant only 5 out of 6 males had the vote. Before this act was passed in elections there were no uniform rules and there was no secret ballot. Before 1832 emigration was not an everyday occurrence. Emigration became very common in 1832. Many of the émigrés’ were Scots moving from their home towns to places like Canada, USA and Australia. ...read more.


beds they had to sleep on a rope which were hung from one side of the room to the other this was cheaper than beds and they could fit more people into the wards. The Factory Act of 1802 ? 1878 gave workers the right to work just 16 hours a day, they also could not employee children under the age of 10 and women to work in coal mines. This increased regulation on labour in mines and factories. The Victorian era brought many social changes to Britain. Britain became more of a democratic society with more men being allowed to vote and have a say in the running of the country. Women gained a few rights but there were still high levels of inequality. Children had a slightly easier life thanks to the factory act. The wealthier people gained more of a social conscience in regard to the welfare of the poorest working class citizens. Making people more aware of the help needed to make life easier, enjoyable and healthier for everyone. Steffani Mowat. ...read more.

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