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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.

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.