The reign of Queen Victoria (1819 – 1901) beckoned in huge change in Britain and the Empire, affecting all levels of society. Discover the key events and figures that changed politics, science, culture, art and industry, and the legacy of this significant period in British history.
Explore the life of and formative influences on William Morris together with his many achievements notably in design, his place in Victorian literature and contribution to wider cultural movements and radical politics.
Explore Christianity in Victorian Britain: the impact of religious reform and Christianity’s responses to industrialisation, urbanisation, scholarship and science, secularism, the rise of multi-faith society and growth of Empire.
The course examines radical ideas and action regarding the right to vote, the governing and composition of the UK, education provision, gender relations, animal welfare, religious belief, socialism, anarchism, terrorism and later 19th art movements.
NB. The January start for HVS04 has been changed. The correct start date is shown on this page.
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