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The Young Years of Queen Victoria

- The Young Years of Queen Victoria Victoria was born on a spring day, May 24th, 1819, at Kensington Palace, in the then quiet suburb of London. "Plumb as a partridge" was her father's description of the baby, and she certainly bore a marked resemblance to her sturdy and robust Hanoverian ancestors who had ruled Great Britain for little more than a century at the time of her birth. By 1798 Victoria's grandfather, King George III, had reigned for nearly sixty years, but he was now old and feeble....   [tags: Queen Victoria Childhood Essays]

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Queen Victoria

- Queen Victoria      Is it Georgiana Charlotte Augusta Alexandrina Victoria or just Alexandrina Victoria. Queen Victoria was born at Kensington Palace, London on May 24, 1819. She was the only child of Edward, the fourth son of King George III, and Victoria Mary Louise, the daughter of a German Duke. It was planed that the duke and duchess were to name their daughter Georgiana Charlotte Augusta Alexandrina Victoria but Prince Regent refused to have his name (George) nor his daughters name (Charlotte Augusta) to be his god daughter’s name....   [tags: Alexandrina Victoria Royalty Essays]

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The Victoria Theater

- It was New Year’s Day and the year was 1866, the building was the grandiose Turner Opera House. William M and Joseph M Turner od West Carrolton built the oldest standing Theater still in existence in Dayton, Ohio. The theater cost 225,000 dollars when first opened. The Turner Opera House on 138 North Main St. caught the attention of Daytonians and the rest of the country. The Victoria Theater has definitely had its ups and downs and trials and tribulations over the last 146 years. Having survived floods, fires and tragedies the Victoria Theater is still standing and is a prominent historical building in Dayton, Ohio....   [tags: Theater ]

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Prince Albert and Queen Victoria

- No matter who you are, everyone enjoys a great love story. There is a love story in particular, the one of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, that is unique when compared to other’s in history. While being a hopeful story, it is also one of sadness. There were numerous significant details of their love that stuck out the most, as to all stories like it. The love story of Victoria and Albert was truly great because of the devotion to each other that showed itself in their love at first sight, marriage, their children, Albert’s death, Victoria’s life without Albert, and even in the legacy of their love....   [tags: notorious romances of the XIX century]

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The Endeavors and Successes of Victoria Woodhull

- All that we take for granted was once a long way coming, and while looking at the progressive politics of Victoria Woodhull, it’s difficult to believe she’s not breathing and advocating her causes today. A monumental women’s suffragist, she practiced what she preached and became the first of her gender to start a weekly paper, become a stockbroker, and even run for president in 1872 with Frederick Douglas while her politics on the likes of free love and gender equality transcended nearly all mindsets of her time....   [tags: sufferage, newspaper, rights]

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The Legacy of Queen Victoria's Children

- ... He was the oldest son of Queen Victoria. He married Princess Alexandra of Denmark and had six children. Of their three sons, two predeceased him and the other one became King George V of Great Britain. Of their three daughters, one married a king, one married a commoner, and one stayed single. Edward VII died on May 6, 1910. Alice Maud Mary was born on April 25, 1843. She married Prince Louis of Hesse and became Grand Duchess of Hesse and by Rhine when her husband succeeded his uncle as Grand Duke....   [tags: royal, death, husband]

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The Mallee Region of Victoria

- ... HOW IS THE PRODUCE GROWN IN THE MALLEE EFFECTED BY LOW RAINFALL Whilst the majority of products grown in this area are transported Sheep and, to a lesser degree, cows are the most dominant meats grown in the Mallee. The section of the Murray River which is located in the Mallee area supports a large amount of the state’s agricultural production. Environmental Damage: The Mallee and some of its surrounding areas are becoming greatly affected by salinity. This is caused by clearing native trees from the area for agricultural purposes....   [tags: location and contents, Australia]

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Overview of Music Victoria

- Marketing Plan Summary Music Victoria is the peak government body in Victoria that seeks to actively support Victorian music with a vision of being nationally and internationally recognised for realising the full potential of Victorian music through their strong, progressive and independent voice. In order to do this it is time for Music Victoria to asses what they are doing and think about taking a different approach to marketing and towards getting their name out there, making people more aware of what they actually do and how important it is to support local music....   [tags: music industry, business]

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The Reigning Queen Victoria

- The Reigning Queen What does it take to be a queen and what did it take to be a queen in the 19th century. The definition of a queen is a widow of a king, a women sovereign, something having eminence or supremacy in a given domain and personified as a woman (Mifflin Company, 2000). A woman that has taken a part of the line of royalty from her husband and family, these women are people of power and total control. A queen that sits on her thrown with respect from the kingdom, these women is more than just the average first lady; she is the head and not the tale....   [tags: British monarchs]

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Influence of Queen Victoria

- ... Members of the middle class had now obtained more spending money than usual. In the 1830’s, theatre began its elevated melodrama era in order to attract the attention of the middle class. In order to keep the interest of the middle class, plays had to be shortened to only two to five acts, five only being used for serious plays. Plays began to take a new form; episodic form, meaning there was a solid villain that would pose a threat, then the hero or heroine escapes to live happily ever after....   [tags: prosperity, 19th century, developments]

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Victoria Cross Medal Recipients

- The Victoria Cross Medal is given to soldiers who have performed above and beyond expectations in war. They risk, and sometime give, their own lives to save others. Only 16 Canadians received this medal in World War II. Some of those recipients include Charles Hoey, Charles Merritt, Andrew Mynarski, John Osborn, Ernest Smith, Frederick Topham, Ian Bazalgette, and Frederick Tilston. On February 16, 1944, “Major Hoey's company formed a part of a force which was ordered to capture a position at all costs” (Veterans Affairs, "Charles Ferguson Hoey," 2014)....   [tags: soldiers performing above and beyond expectations]

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Queen Victoria

- In 1837 queen Victoria started her reign as queen of England. She affected the whole world with the political decisions that she made while queen. But these decisions were dictated by things that started the day she was born and even during her reign as queen. Many people don’t really know much about Queen Victoria so they can ask why is your political leader worth studying. What has changed because of her being queen. What lead her and motivated her to make the choices she made. All of these things can be determined by looking at her past life and life during her reign that affected the way she ruled....   [tags: British History ]

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Queen Victoria

- Born on 24 May, 1819 in Kensington Palace, Alexandrina Victoria was the only daughter of Edward, the Duke of Kent and Victoria Maria Louisa of Saxe-Coburg. At birth, Victoria was the fifth in line after her father and his three older brothers. Eight months after her birth, her father had died and she was the next in line as her three uncles before her had no legitimate children who survived. In 1830 after her uncle George IV died, she became heiress presumptive next to her surviving uncle, William IV....   [tags: Biography ]

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Victoria Profile

- The population size and distribution of Victoria has had major changes over the past decade. Victoria’s residential population in 2000 stood at approximately 4.76 million people (ABS, 2001). Currently, an estimated 5.5 million people reside in the state, which is an increase of approximately 740,000 people (ABS, 2011). Moreover, Victoria’s population density is at 24 people per square kilometre (abs, 2011). As can be expected, Victoria’s population is estimated to significantly increase over the next 30 years to a growth rate of 50% (Russel, 2009)....   [tags: Country Analysis ]

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Queen Victoria

- During the late 1800s, Great Britain flourished. It was a time of innovation and progress, directed by the leadership of Queen Victoria. Her limited political power allowed Victoria to have a tremendous positive effect on the British Empire. She helped spread and popularize new technology by using it herself and supporting it financially. She used her limited power to avoid conflicts and wars and was seen as a relatable figure due to her middle class values. Queen Victoria had her first encounter with new technology during February 1837 while visiting her uncle....   [tags: Technology, Great Britain]

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Fading Faith: An Analysis of the Victorian Period

- The Victorian period began with the accession of Queen Victoria; when she gained power in the throne. The era can be separated into three sections: the early Victorians, the Pre-Raphaelites, and the late Victorians. Some early Victorian writers include Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Lord Tennyson Alfred, and Robert Browning. Also, the idealism of this time was utilitarian. Nature was viewed as cruel and harsh, which is the complete opposite from the Romantic period. Some key themes included evolution can lead to a crisis of faith and intellectual and spiritual doubt....   [tags: Queen Victoria, Victorians, History]

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An Icon of the British Empire: Queen Victoria

- Queen Victoria's father was King George III, the Duke of Kent. He had given up his role as the Duke of Kent, so he could marry the widow of the Duke of Saxe-Coburg to ensure he had an heir for the succession of the throne. Victoria succeeded her Uncle William IV to the throne when she was 18, in 1838. Two years later, she married Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, who was her second cousin. Throughout the next 17 years, they had four sons and five daughters. Some accomplishments as queen were the Reform Bill being passed, the Corn Laws repealed, and the ending of slavery....   [tags: Influential English royalty, European history]

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The First Media Monarch: Queen Victoria

- Queen Victoria has been described as the first media monarch by researches looking at the influence that the new technologies, such as the printing press, had on her reign. (Plunkett, 2003) On the other hand, Elizabeth II’s experience with the media was fraught with new challenges of trying to remain aloof in an intrusive society. Each of these monarchs ruled during a time of great political, technological, and social change but it is their relationship with these forces that defines their rule (Pimlott, 1996)....   [tags: technological and social change]

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Victoria Climbie Case

- Throughout this essay, the health, safety and welfare policy and practise that came about after the Victoria Climbie case will be reviewed and evaluated. After arriving in England in November 1991 from the Ivory Coast, eight-year old Victoria Climbie suffered abuse from her great-aunt, Marie-Therese Kouao, and her great-aunts partner. The anguish and eventual murder of Victoria in 2000 from hypothermia, caused by malnourishment and damp conditions, provoked ‘the most extensive investigation into the child protection system in British history’ as described by Batty (Macleod-Brudenell, 2004)....   [tags: Legal Issues, Abuse]

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Victoria's New Defense to Homicide Laws

- I INTRODUCTION Since the abolishment of provocation, Victoria’s defensive homicide laws have been viewed as more equal and accessible. Although they are criticized in some aspects, the defensive homicide laws that New South Wales hold are viewed as outdated and gender-bias, therefore leading to the conclusion that Victoria should retain its current law, instead of favoring that in NSW. II DEFENCES TO HOMICIDE IN VICTORIA: PRIOR TO 2005 Prior to 2005, Victoria and NSW shared similar defences to homicide, including that of provocation....   [tags: New South Wales legislature]

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The Evils of Colonialism and Racism During The Victorian Era

- When you hear of the Victorian Era, what crosses your mind. One of your first thoughts is probably of Queen Victoria herself, one of the longest ruling monarchs in the history of England. You might also think of the architecture and houses that became popular in that era. You might believe, like many, that the Victorian Era was one of progress and improvements. This is true. Many advances were made during the Victorian Era. For example, between 1809 and 1839, exports grew from £25.4 to £76 million ....   [tags: queen victoria, england, progress]

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The Jewish cemetery in Victoria, British Columbia

- Introduction The Jewish cemetery in Victoria, British Columbia, is located on the corner of Cedar Hill Road and Fernwood. This historical cemetery remains active within the Jewish community. It was consecrated in 1860, and the first burial was conducted on March 20, 1861. The individual buried was murder victim Morris Price. In 2012, the cemetery was victimized by vandalism, which resulted in the destruction of multiple gravestones. Since, individuals should request approval before visiting the gated cemetery....   [tags: grievance, burial, community]

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The Tamil Refugees at Victoria, British Columbia

- ... They also repeatedly said that the boat’s voyage to Canada was likely organized by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam with the aim of infiltrating terrorists into Canada and raising funds. These bold statements further guided the public to believe that the refugees were closely linked to terrorist organizations and that accepting them could become a national security predicament (CBC News, 2010). Government spokesmen continued to frame the arrival of refugees as a risk, a practice that was continually repeated and strengthened through media reporting....   [tags: sri lanka, media, government]

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'Great Expectations' of Victorian Architecture Work

- The Victorian Period of British History is primarily known as the period of Queen Victoria's reign, which spanned from 1837 to 1901. During the Victorian Period, Britain was under a long period of peace, prosperity, and the nation had great self-confidence. England was under great prosperity with great population increase during this period, in addition, England had also achieved great expectations in architecture. Many great structures were designed and constructed during the Victorian Period, with the architecture movement of Gothic Revival architecture....   [tags: Queen Victoria reign, Charles Dickens]

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Patriarcal Society During The Victorian Era

- The Victorian Era started when Queen Victoria took the throne in 1837 and ended roughly the day she died in 1901. Victorian England “was a strictly patriarchal society” (Yildirim 2). It is common knowledge that during the Victorian era men and women had their own specific roles. It is also common knowledge to know that men had complete legal and economical control over the women (Mitchell 1, 142). Women were expected to stay at home to keep house and take care of the children. “Men inhabit the public sphere, and women, the private” (231) ....   [tags: queen victoria, women's role, history]

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Queen Victoria's Influential Reign Over the British Empire

- ... In the initial part of her supremacy, two males influenced her significantly: her Prime Minister, Lord Melbourne, also her spouse, Prince Albert, whom she happily married in 1840. Both males educated her greatly about exactly how to be a monarch in a 'constitutional monarchy' where the ruler had very few authorities but could wield abundant pull. It was in the course of Victoria's reign that the present idea of the constitutional crowned head, who’s starring role was to continue above governmental parties, initiated to develop....   [tags: family, mentor, monarchy]

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Queen Victoria and Her Influence on British Society

- In the year 1819, one of Britain’s greatest monarchs was born. Her name was Alexandrina Victoria. (Price-Groff 13) She would be remembered for the young age at which she inherited the throne, but also for the confidence expressed in learning to master the techniques of ruling justly. When Victoria became Queen, England was already a constitutional monarchy. Government policies (laws) were made by the lawmakers and Prime Minister of Parliament, who were elected by the people. Because of the Industrial Revolution, the British experienced rapid progression in technology....   [tags: Royalty]

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Victoria’ Secret Has Everything You Desire

- ... What is PINK. PINK is Victoria’s Secret answer to what the younger the generation, like 18-25 year olds, want to see in their stores. To compete in a competitive clothing market, early 2002, PINK opened. To date, it is a big hit with the college age kids. They buy their clothes and perfumes and undergarments there. More importantly, Victoria’s Secret can maintain an upscale, mature image; while simultaneously catering to a huge piece of the consumer spending market, college kids. The Stylish Fashion Shows and the Admired Catalogue Victoria’s Secret has now made lingerie a mainstream, widely accepted garment on the television and in magazines....   [tags: sexy, undergarments, card]

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the gold fields of Victoria

- Victoria was a part of the colony of New South Wales up to the early 1850's, when it became an independent colony in its own right. All burgeoning States have growing pains and Victoria was no exception. Rich in agricultural lands early settlers took out sheep runs granted by the government over large tracts of land, where both sheep and some cattle were grazed. Van Diemen's Land to the south, now the State of Tasmania had large penal settlements and the government bureaucracy was both well established and manned....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Failure of Inter-agency Collaboration to Safeguard the Well-being of Children

- The role of interagency is about evaluating and monitoring the needs of the vulnerable children and families, with a clear vision to ensure that mutual outcomes are attained to promote the safeguarding, well-being, learning and development of the vulnerable children ( Barnardos, 2007) Furthermore, this essay will discuss the serious case review of Victoria Climbie with the dilemma of how the interagency working to benefit to children’s learning and development has failed to safeguard a vulnerable child....   [tags: Victoria Climbie]

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The Life and Times of Victoria Ka'iulani, Member of Hawaiian Monarchy

- ... While in England, after her aunt Liliuokalani succeeded the throne, Ka’iulani was named her heir and became the Crown Princess. Some time later, Ka’iulani received devastating news from her guardian, Theophilus Davies. Back in Hawaii, the monarchy had been overthrow; her aunt, Queen Liliu, dethroned. The Kaiulani Project, which described the princess’s life, said it best: “Ka`iulani was far from home and life as she knew it was being taken away for her, her family and her entire nation. She may have thought that her life’s purpose, all of her plans, all of her work, all of her education was now pointless....   [tags: thrown, crown, inherit]

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Zimbabwe, the home of Great Zimbabwe and the Victoria Falls

- ... It joins Namibia at its westernmost point, meeting the country at an almost exact point. The lengths of its borders are as follows; Botswana 813km, Mozambique 1,231km, South Africa 225km, and Zambia 797km. Our country conducts many import/export exchanges with our neighbouring countries. We have built a good bridge with our bordering nations. Zimbabwe has many rivers and lakes, even though it is a reasonably small country. Some of these include the Save (Sabi) river, Lake Kyle (Mutirikwi), the Zambezi River, and Lake Kariba....   [tags: africa, economy, politics]

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Drought Emphasis need for Action Now by Victoria Advocate

- The purpose of the study “Drought Emphasis need for Action Now” by Victoria Advocate is to urge Texas law enforcers to take action on the efficient use of the water resources because as of late, our water resources have been on the verge of a downfall mainly caused by drought. Failure to take action on this crisis could result to insufficient supply of water (shortage) in the upcoming years. Texas does not have the adequate water supplies that can meet up with the persistent increase in the general population....   [tags: water resources, texas]

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Case Study: Victoria's Secret

- Case Study: Victoria's Secret OVERVIEW Victoria's Secret, one of the world's most recognizable fashion brands, established itself in the Bay Area in the early 1970s. Originally owned by an ambitious Stanford graduate looking for a comfortable and high-end retailer to buy his wife lingerie, Roy Raymond opened the first store at Stanford Shopping Center. Styled after a Victorian boudoir, Raymond's success prompted him to open three other locations, a catalog business, and a corporate headquarters within a few years....   [tags: Business Market Analysis Management]

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Queen Victoria

- The Dawning of a new age- Queen Victoria The Early Life of Queen Victoria Queen Victoria, the well-known Queen of England did not start out as some would expect. Her Grandfather, King George the third of England had fifteen children, his third child was The Duke of Kent, Queen Victoria's father. The Duke of Kent married Princess Victoria of Saxe- Coburg- Gotha. Later they had a baby girl together on May twenty- fourth eighteen- nineteen. They christened her as Alexandrina Victoria. Her childhood was not a happy one....   [tags: Biography]

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Queen Victoria

- Queen Victoria was born in 1819 and she died in 1901. She was queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland (1837-1901) and empress of India (1876-1901). Queen Victoria was born Alexandrina Victoria on May 24, 1819, in Kensington Palace, London. Victoria's mother was Victoria Mary Louisa, daughter of the duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld. Her father was Edward Augustus, duke of Kent and Strathern, the fourth son of George III and youngest brother of George IV and William IV, they were kings of Great Britain....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Queen Victoria

- On November 6, 1817 Princess Charlotte, the only heir to the crown of England died. She was the only child of the Prince Regent and was not a happy women. She was married off to prince of Orange at the age or 17, but broke off the marriage after falling in love with Prince Augustus of Prussia. He was already married but she was unaware and she continued seeing him. After a long time of Prince Leopold of Saxe-Cobury admiring her, Princess Charlotte gave him a chance and finally they were married in 1816....   [tags: essays research papers]

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queen victoria

- queen victoria was born in 1819 ands hs4e died in 1901. she was queen of the untted kingdom and empress of india.asjdfjasdlkfjslakdfjlll haskjfh hsadfhksadjfhksaf asdfhkshfksah sadkf ahdfdkafhksa ahfdj hakfdj h 'ahkdfj aif asj ahkfj hasi hsdfakf hafhu aisu hfasihf askjhriewt hiastu hai aiufh ak auf ha'jasdflkfja iaodsjf oasi ei fja joaisfj abjajg iagoii oaewitj oaji algjoia; aoijtr aoiej toia aoitj ao oaetj rao aoi tjoai oiat aoie wop aopt iaop hpaitr apTara Mulvihill Mulvihill 1 Mrs. Stambaugh English 351-4th April 9, 2002 Creative Paper “The Secret Life of Tara Mulvihill” “Good morning princess,” I heard a voice day in a British accent as I looked around the huge bed chambers where I fo...   [tags: essays research papers]

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SWAT analysis for Victoria Station Restaurants

- Victoria Station Strengths Concept uniqueness- Concept based restaurants’ rely on décor and novelty themes, which are appealing enough to the customers to draw in business. For example: Hard Rock Café, Applebee’s, Rolling Rock Café, or Outback Steakhouse. The Victoria Station utilized the English depot paraphernalia to support the theme; gas lights, a red English telephone booth, and a London taxi. Quality control- The beef was cut to specifications, used controlled- portion fillets/top sirloin butts, and a computerized checking system to verify that unapproved vendors would be brought to management’s attention should any items be purchased off of the approved purveyor list....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Victoria Junior College

- Victoria Junior College In the period 1945-1973, the world economy underwent a period of exceptional growth in the following thirty years that had never been exceeded previously. Indeed, this “Golden Age” was differentiated from past economic booms by two main characteristics: dynamic and extensive economic growth. By dynamic, the expansion of the world economy made it a truly international economy, with countries trading with and depending on each other instead of the autarkic empires that had been the hallmark of previous generations....   [tags: Economics]

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Butchart Garden in Victoria, Canada: A Place to Fall in Love With Nature

- Everywhere we look, we are encircled by nature and its wonders. Nature comes in many different ways. It depends on us how we view nature. Everyone has their own opinion and reaction to nature. When we hear nature the first thing that comes to our mind is trees, flowers, mountains, waterfalls and many others. Flowers have their own significance which lightens up life. We all admire flowers and love their natural scent and colors. They make any occasion colorful. I went to Butchart Garden in Victoria, Canada and this is where I fell in love with nature....   [tags: Personal Experiene]

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Industrial Inventions that Changed History

- Industrial Inventions That Changed the Course of Human History The Industrial Revolution was a time period during the reign of Queen Victoria that began a massive and rapid change in the way things were created. Urban cities began to create goods rapidly in factories along the coast, mass production became available to the largest and most prosperous countries as their economies boomed. Farming, which was previously the main source of income, was replaced with manufacturing as citizens were forced to move to the urban areas....   [tags: queen victoria, light bulb]

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Overview of Hemophilia

- One mutation in a blood clotting factor lead to the death of many historical figures. People named the mutation “Queen Victoria’s Gene”. The gene genetically passed down through the generations, profoundly affecting history. Hemophilia is the scientific name for this genetic disease. The genetics of this gene are foundational to understanding anything about Hemophilia. Hemophilia is a sex-linked genetic disease. Meaning the gene is carried on the X chromosome. Males are more susceptible to the disease because they only have one X chromosome while females have two....   [tags: health, queen victoria's gene]

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Misrepresentation of Women in The Media

- “People learn more from media than any other single source of information” (Missrepresentation). This quote exemplifies how society learns and creates their standards about people, places, and things. All sources and mediums of media impact billions of lives every day. The media holds this power over society and it’s time to change that; especially when it comes to the media’s view of women. Women are constantly being misrepresented. This misrepresentation of women in the media is negatively impacting America by corrupting both the youth and adults....   [tags: realistic ideals, sexy, victoria secret]

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The Causes and Blame for World War One

- The date June 24th 1914 is forever stained by the blood of the Archduke Francis Ferdinand and his wife the Duchess Sophie. Together their deaths sparked the beginnings of genocide, one of the worst in history with the number of casualties spiking as high as 37 million, both military and civilian. Francis Ferdinand and his wife’s were only the first in a rapidly growing line. The interesting thing about the war is that it could have been avoided, not many people cared too much about the Archduke, however his death was at the hand of a young Serbian terrorist by the name of Gavril Princip....   [tags: deaths, genocides, serbian, qeen victoria]

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Female Body and Media: The Real Secret

- It is virtually impossible to spend a day consuming media without hearing the troubling veracity of the portrayal of the female body by the media. This portrayal influences some females’ self-confidence. Throughout the past century, the ideal body form ranged from the boyish looking flapper girl, to the hourglass, to skinny twiggy, to today’s thin ideal. Thankfully, a new advertising movement embraces the female body in different shapes, colors, and sizes. This development has powerful supporters such as actress Jennifer Lawrence, who is known for refusing to lose weight for roles....   [tags: technology, ideal image, victoria secret]

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Designer Babies: Unethical and Unnecessary

- ... On the website they discuss a range of opinions that both justify as well as diminish the idea of designer babies. One quote in particular "We could have healthy babies from any diseases... it would be a better place if we had healthier and stronger babies." Encourages my belief that if we were to begin ethical genetic engineering it will create a stronger more healthy human race. Others of course would say that diseases and disabilities are natural and should be left up to fate to decide....   [tags: disabilities, disease, victoria secret model]

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Biological Issues Facing Lake Victoria and the Cichlidae Family of Fish

- Biological Issues Facing Lake Victoria and the Cichlidae Family of Fish It is an ecosystem with many names. It has been called "Darwin's dreampond" because it holds a population of the tropical cichlids fish that has shown immense signs of evolution and adaptation over the past 12,000 years. Some may call it, "the ultimate biology project." It, unfortunately, has even been called "the sick giant" as of late, because of the increasing number of pollutants and other factors that threaten its well- being....   [tags: Papers]

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Victoria London as an Essential Element of Doctor Jekyll and Mr Hyde

- Victoria London as an Essential Element of Doctor Jekyll and Mr Hyde Robert Louis Stevenson in 'Doctor Jekyll and Mr Hyde' makes London in the Victorian era an essential element of the story, Text Box: Text Box: because London at the end of the 19th century was the centre of a massive empire. It was the epitome of what other towns and cities should be like. The gentlemen of London were the 'perfect' example of how everyone should behave. A respectable gentleman was thought to be a rational man, a good Christian, a responsible person....   [tags: Papers]

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It Doesn't Take a Cape or Superpowers to Be a Hero

- ... As a teacher, her job is to teach her kids and protect them from all harm. By saving her kids, Soto showed that one single act can affect the lives of those around her. In addition, the first responders to the terrorist attack on 9/11 examplify the theme of bravery and putting themselves in harms way to save others. Police officer and first responder Moira Smith risked her life to help those who needed help on September 11, 2001. Smith was seen, on multiple occasions, carrying out victims in the World Trade Center and running back in to save more Rushing into a burning building while everyone is running out takes strength of character very few will know....   [tags: Victoria Soto, Martin Luther King Jr.]

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Poetry as a Reflection of The Inner Being

- Alfred Tennyson gifted the Victorian Era, and the literary world with two iconic poems. The author explored the themes of personal development and culture clash in one of his most famous poems, “Ulysses”. Tennyson also discovered and analyzed the themes of love and death through his renowned and eminent poem, “Tears Idle, Tears”. The poet was born in Somersby, Lincolnshire in 1809 in the East Lindy district of England. Tennyson experienced numerous amounts of difficulties in his childhood and growing adolescent phases that spilled into his adult life....   [tags: Alfred Tennyson, Victoria era]

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Critique of Nell K. Duke and Victoria Purcell-Gates' Genres at Home and at School: Bridging the Known to the New

- Critique of Nell K. Duke and Victoria Purcell-Gates' Genres at Home and at School: Bridging the Known to the New Nell K. Duke and Victoria Purcell-Gates insightful article, "Genres at home and at school: Bridging the known to the new" reports on genres found at home and at school for two groups of young children from low-socioeconomic status (SES) backgrounds....   [tags: Education School Home Learning]

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The Man with the Gifted Hands by Victoria L. Bell

- Some cultures use music as a form of entertainment and a way to express the human soul. For others, it holds a much deeper meaning. Cultures like India strongly believe that sound alone triggered a chain of events that led to the birth of the universe and from this sacred sound came music. Music is perhaps one of the most versatile forms of expression between cultures, but no matter the difference it speaks to us all in a way we can understand because music is universal. In the famous words of novelist Arnold Bennet, “Its language is a language which the soul alone understands, but which the soul can never translate,” ~ Pete Bennett....   [tags: culture, music, human emotion]

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The Girl Who Could Fly by Victoria Forester

- “Should I jump?” Piper McCloud thinks to herself, “will I just fall and die?” Piper McCloud is a girl who lives in Lowland County, she has mud brown hair, tan skin, she is ten years old, and 4’7’’ tall. From the time she was born on the farm, she mysteriously floated around the house. Piper knew that she floats, but she wanted to see if she could fly; so one sunny day, Piper goes on her roof and jumps. Right before she was about to hit the ground, Piper suddenly starts to fly. Piper’s parents, Betty and Joe McCloud, don’t want anyone to know about Pipers ability; they know it can be dangerous for her if people find out....   [tags: bestselling children's novels]

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Victorian Influence on Women's Fashions

- Before Research Before the Victorian Era, the main focus of fashion was for men. Women’s’ fashion changed some, but the general idea of long skirts, tight bodices, and heavy fabrics stayed consistent. Real changes to style and fashion were not made until about the 1840’s, when Queen Victoria came into power. After her rise to Queen, the fashions began to change dramatically. Pride and Prejudice is a book written in this time, and the fashion is clearly visible. Looking at fashion of the time can be clear examples of social customs, role models, and other aspects of the time period....   [tags: the victorian era]

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The Life Style of The Platypus

- ... The eggs usually hatch after one month, and the young suck on mammary glands on the mother's stomach for their milk ("Platypus Facts"). The young ones suck on mammary glands because the mother lacks nipples ("Platypus facts, Information, Pictures"). Since the platypus is underwater most of the time, its food is an easy guess. They eat insect larvae, shrimp from freshwater, mollusks, fish eggs, and frogs ("Duckbilled Platypus"). The lifestyle of the platypus is again spent swimming underwater most of the time, so they have to be excellent swimmers to survive....   [tags: australia, victoria, eggs]

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Victorian Values on Sex and Sexuality

- James Joyce sets A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man in the Victoria Age. The Double Standard of Morality by Josephine Butler and Victorian Theories of Sex and Sexuality by Elizabeth Lee give us insight into ideas people had about sex and sexuality during the Victorian era. We see that sex was considered an unavoidable part of life. Sex was “man [and] woman's ultimate goal” (Lee). Victorians believed that “the essence of right and wrong [was.…] dependent on sex” (Lee). Meaning that how you were publicly known or not known for your sexual actions was how you were viewed as either good or bad....   [tags: Literature, Victorian Age, James Joyce]

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Mouring in the Victorian Era

- Mouring in the Victorian Era The actions of Victorians upon a death is a intricate web of rituals and etiquette. In Vanity Fair, William Thackeray gives modern readers a brief glimpse into deep mourning through Amelia Sedley-Osborne. The idea of deep mourning was introduced by Queen Victoria upon the death of her husband, King Albert, who died of typhoid in 1861. At that time and for forty years after(the time of her death), the Queen mourned the loss of her beloved husband. She commanded her court to dress in mourning with her for the first three years post-mortem....   [tags: Victorian Era]

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The impact of Queen Victorias Death on Australia

- Queen Victoria’s Death Queen Victoria’s reign, lasted 63 years, from 1837 to 1901. She ascended the throne of Great Britain, when she was 18. Despite being the Queen of Britain, and a very influential and prominent person, she also had an impact on Australian history. In Australia the most apparent legacy of Queen Victoria’s reign is manifested in the names of the two states, Victoria and Queensland. There are also a large number of other important buildings and places, named in her honor such as, the Queen Victoria Building, in Sydney....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Guide to Victorian Dance

- Dance, Dancing, and Dancers: The How-To Guide to Victorian Dance It is with a great sense of responsibility and delight that I bring to you, young people on the verge of entering society, this short dissertation concerning the guidelines for cultured dance. I am confident that, as long as you adhere strictly to what is written in this manual, you will succeed in all your dancing endeavors. Dancer's Place in Society Due to the exquisite tastes of our Queen Victoria, dance, which is intimately aligned with musical ability, has become an integrated part of our society....   [tags: Victorian Era]

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Taxidermy in Victorian England

- Taxidermy in Victorian England: The “Bone Articulators” “Taxidermy” is Such a Funny Word. The word “taxidermy” has its roots in Greek, and it means “to arrange skin” (Historical Review of Taxidermy 1). The text from which I found most of my material (A Historical Review of Taxidermy) stated that taxidermy could have meant many things in ancient times, such as preserving mummies, or even leather working (arranging of animal skins) but by the time it reached England it was known quite solely as the arrangement of animal skins to represent life (1)....   [tags: Victorian Era]

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Social Mobility and Woman vs. Lady in Victorian Soceity

- Social Mobility and Woman vs. Lady in Victorian Soceity The transformation of English society during the Victorian era brought with it numerous industrial, cultural, as well as social changes. The overwhelming influx of population from rural to urban areas and the various new job opportunities created by factories and London?s sudden shift to industrialism affected not only the public, but also the personal lives of its residents. A new class system had begun to form, beginning with the emergence of a new middle class....   [tags: Victorian Era]

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Victorian Newspapers

- Victorian Newspapers: The Source for Inquiring Minds In William Makepeace Thackeray's novel Vanity Fair, George Sedley Osborne exhibits a desire to have his name appear in the newspapers. Furthermore, he is not the only one in Vanity Fair who is concerned with the newspapers, considering the fact that the words "newspaper" and "newspapers" appear twenty-two times in Thackeray's novel. Still, there is much more to know about Victorian newspapers than Thackeray imparts to his readers. Although George is unsuccessful in getting his name in print, the following information will be successful in illustrating to its readers the when, where, and why of newspapers in the Victorian era....   [tags: Victorian Time Period]

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The Victorian Age

- The Victorian Age of Literature “It was the best of times; it was the worst of times…it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair” (Dickens n. pag.). These words by Charles Dickens, one of the most famous writers of the Victorian Period, were intended to show the connections between the French Revolution and the decline of Dickens’s own time, the Victorian Era (“About” n.pag.). Dickens wanted to show how the trends of his time were following a tragic path that had already played out and not ended well in France....   [tags: History, French Revolution]

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Spirituality in the Victorian Era

- This essay will show why interest in the occult manifested in the Victorian Era and the ways in which it did. The word ‘occult’ is defined in the Oxford English Dictionary as; ‘Not apprehended, or not apprehensible, by the mind; beyond ordinary understanding or knowledge; abstruse, mysterious; inexplicable.’ And it is with this definition that we will gain an understanding of the Victorians interest in occultism, and the very different ways in which these interests were shared by female spiritualists, as well as those whom had been left spiritually bereft by the work of Charles Darwin, and the scientific thinkers of the day who believed that their work was for the greater good of humanity....   [tags: Occult in Victorian Era]

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The Victorian Era

- Pride The Victorian Era is marked by Queen Victoria’s reign in England from 1837-1901 (Eras of Elegance). It is known for its attention to high morals, modesty, and proper decorum, which was inspired by the Queen and her husband, Prince Albert. Importance was placed on civic consciousness and social responsibility, including equality towards all. Science, technology and Christianity thrived. Humanitarian and religious organizations, such as the Salvation Army, reflected the Victorian concern for the poor and needy....   [tags: History, Wilde]

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The Victorian Period and Literature

- Culture is the explanation and sophistication attained through education and the revelation to the arts. Culture is not only ethnicity, but also and customs and philosophy. In Culture Learning: The Fifth Dimension on the Language Classroom Damen claims, “Culture is mankind’s primary adaptive mechanism”, to illustrate his personal definition of culture (Maximizing web). Culture can easily be effected by many things such as an idea. For example, Jeremy Bentham was the founder of Utilitarian which is the belief that actions are right if they achieve the happiness of many; numerous people opposed Bentham’s philosophy because minority interests were not included (Cruttenden 86)....   [tags: Culture ]

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Victorian Era Fashion

- Introduction The Victorian Era is a remarkable time in history with the blooming industries, growing population, and a major turnaround in the fashion world. This era was named after Queen Victoria who ruled United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from June 1837 until she passed away 64 years later in January 1901.When Victoria received the crown, popular respect was strikingly low. The lack of respect for the position she had just come into did not diminish her confidence. Instead she won the hearts of Britain with her modesty, grace, straightforwardness, and her want to be informed on the political matters at hand even though she had no input....   [tags: Fashion]

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Downtown Abbey: Victorian Values

- Downton Abbey shows the need to leave the Victorian era behind to usher in twentieth century values because women wanted to choose their own life paths rather than following tradition. However, numerous people associated with Downton believed that maintaining tradition had more of an importance than moving on with the twentieth century. During the first season of Downton Abbey, there were many instances where the viewer could see the conflict between characters who wanted the Victorian period values to be cherished and maintained, while others wanted change....   [tags: victorian era, England, twentieth century]

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Overview of Victorian Novels

- Victorian Novels I have always been a reader; even though I read books mainly written in my native language, I still enjoy wandering through novels that written in English. I love to discover new cultures, ideas, and believe. Also, I enjoy criticizing the author and understand his or her writing style. Most of the time, I try to find a different ends to the same story. When I was a child, books were every thing in my life , as of today books is the second most important thing to me, while my children and their education are always come first ....   [tags: literary analysis, glasgow, dickens]

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Sports Born in the Victorian Era

- ... The Victorian era also had the popular game soccer that was played with many similarities to now a day’s game. Soccer is a game played between two teams of 11 players, the object is to shoot a round ball into the opponent's goal by kicking or hitting the ball with any part of the body other than the hand or arm. If the ball hits the arm of hand then it is a penalty. Soccer developed as an organized sport in Great Britain over the latter half of the 19th century and quickly to Europe and around the world....   [tags: recreational activities in XIX century]

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The Sex during the Victorian Era

- The Victorian era brought about many changes and the introduction of new things. One issue that stood out was “The Sex.” Many things evolved around this issue like changes in laws all over, it became a topic for literary poets/ writers and also for the woman question. This term means discrimination based on a person’s sex and during the 19th century this was a vast issue toward women. This all Started from the early Victorian era with queen victoria, who was the monarch of the united kingdom of Great Britain from 1837- 1901....   [tags: discrimation, sex, women]

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Diary of a Victorian Dandy by Yinka Shonibare

- ... Ironically, it is they who act the most primal and the black dandy presents the most composure - an indication of greater evolution from primal ancestry according to the norm. Shonibare explains to public viewers that one’s primal nature is inherent within all human beings, and is not linked with racial superiority in any way. Some have greater emotional restraint than others, and “3:00 hours” proves that this racial norm could undoubtedly have been transcended in Victorian society. Altogether, a study of Shonibare’s dandy deconstructs popular racial norms that alienated the black community in Victorian society, and offers further glimpse into transcendable social norms....   [tags: racial and social norms, victorian culture]

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Victorian Wedding Traditions

- ... Dawn Hurst demonstrates how “A Church bell at the beginning of the ceremony [drives] out evil forces, and it was considered lucky to drop wedding rings, which would free the rings from any inhabiting spirits” (Hurst 1). This is very distinctive because research states that there are barely any people who do weddings like this anymore. People are less likely to achieve this tradition because the marriages now aren’t very organized and rushed. While the Victorian time period wedding traditions were unique they were also very elegant during the time period....   [tags: religious, strict, unique, elegant]

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Inside the Mind of a Victorian Policeman

- Devoid of the Domestic: Inside the Mind of a Victorian Policeman “For many early Victorians, policing was a new and low-status occupation. Few men became policeman for positive reasons" (Taylor 49). Construction of the Typical Police Officer Several criteria apply to the Victorian police officer: * Policemen were typically involved in trade and were part of the lower middle class o “In Staffordshire, miners, shoemakers, brickmakers, moulders, puddlers, potters, engine drivers and even a printer joined the force” (Taylor 48)....   [tags: Victorian Era]

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How Were Widows Cared for in the Victorian Era?

- The author's thesis is that by examining the plight of widowed middle-class women a better understanding of Victorian era beliefs can be had. Victorians believed that there were separate spheres for the sexes, men had the public arena and women had the home. Victorians also believed that thrift was essential and poverty was always the fault of the poor individual, the poor could choose to better their situation. Not only is Curran looking to further the understanding of middle-class Victorian values but she is also trying to argue against the historical view that middle class women were cared for if widowed through either family generosity, their late husbands life insurance, or remarriage....   [tags: Curran, victorian, widows,]

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Leaders and Businessmen of the Victorian Era

- Uneducated Gentlemen: The Leaders and Businessmen of the Victorian Era Changing Intentions of Public Education The public education system in Victorian England was originally intended for the education of the poorer working classes, and the training of clergy (Landow, par. 2). The children of the upper classes were often educated at home by private tutors, and therefore it was assumed the public schools would be a place for members of the lower classes. Despite the original intentions of public education, the schools eventually became a primary means of helping to elevate the status of the middle classes....   [tags: Victorian Era]

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Oscar Wilde: Typifying the Victorian Era

- Oscar Wilde was born in October 16, 1854, in the mid era of the Victorian period—which was when Queen Victoria ruled. Queen Victoria reigned from 1837 to 1901.While she ruined Britain, the nation rise than never before, and no one thought that she was capable of doing that. “The Victorian era was both good and bad due to the rise and fall of the empires and many pointless wars were fought. During that time, culture and technology improved greatly” (Anne Shepherd, “Overview of the Victorian Era”)....   [tags: Literature, England, Gaol]

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The Romantic Age vs. The Victorian Period

- The Romantic Age and Victorian Period had many similarities, but they had just as many or more differences. They first differed in rule; the Romantic Age didn't have a king or queen, but they did during the Victorian Period. They were similar and different in writing styles, and beliefs. The Industrial Revolution also had a huge effect on both time periods. The Romantic Period was from 1784 until 1832, it brought a more brave, individual, and imaginative approach to both literature and life. During this time the individual became more important than society....   [tags: British History ]

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Victorian Furniture of the Middle Class

- Victorian Furniture of the Middle Class According to the Middle Class Victorians, less was definitely not more. In fact, in the case of the Victorians, the more ostentatious and packed a house was, the higher the status of that family. A house in the Victorian Era would most likely be cluttered until nothing else could fit. Not only was there clutter, but the rooms were "quite dark with busily patterned wallpaper (Victorian Home Life Changes)" and lots of gold garnishments. Fashions of Furniture and Their Influences Beginning in the 1830's, the first influences of Victorian furniture were from the English architect, Augustus Pugin....   [tags: Victorian Era]

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