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A Changing Society

The Victorian era is known for bringing much growth and change to Great Britain, especially London. Between the modernization of manufacturing processes, advancements in medicine, and rapid urban population growth, this period established Great Britain as the world’s leading commercial trading nation. As the country’s economic power grew, so did the discrepancy

between the “haves” and “have-

nots.” This paved the way for

much-needed social and political

reforms that improved living

conditions for England’s

children and working class. 

Balloon View of London

Balloon view of London

An 1851 illustration of London, as seen from a hot air balloon!

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