Released on 2012-09-20Categories History

Victorian Country Life

Victorian Country Life

Author: Janet Sacks

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780747812647

Category: History

Page: 56

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During the reign of Queen Victoria, industrialisation changed every aspect of rural life. Industrial diversification led to a decline in agriculture and mass migration from country to town and city – in 1851 half the population lived in the countryside, but by 1901 only a quarter did so. This book outlines the changes and why they occurred. It paints a picture of country life as it was when Victoria came to the throne and shows how a recognisably modern version of the British countryside had established itself by the end of her reign. Cheap food from overseas meant that Britain was no longer self-sufficient but it freed up money to be spent on other goods: village industries and handcrafts were undercut by the new industrial technology that brought about mass production, and markets were replaced by shops that grew into department stores.
Released on 2019-12-17Categories Fiction

Fragments of Two Centuries: Glimpses of Country Life when George III. was King

Fragments of Two Centuries: Glimpses of Country Life when George III. was King

Author: Alfred Kingston

Publisher: Good Press

ISBN: EAN:4064066177997

Category: Fiction

Page: 747

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"Fragments of Two Centuries: Glimpses of Country Life when George III. was King" by Alfred Kingston. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.