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From slums and steelworks, to the British Empire and the Great Exhibition, this book tells the story of life in Victorian Britain. Full of intriguing facts, illustrations, detailed reconstructions, paintings and maps. Includes links to websites to find out more information via the Usborne Quicklinks Website.

Book information

Key Stage
KS2/3 H, E
ISBN: 9781409566427
Extent: 64 pages
Dimensions: 230 x 165mm
Library edition hardback
ISBN: 9781409599715
Extent: 64 pages
Dimensions: 230 x 165mm
Ian McNee

Author information

Ruth Brocklehurst

When she wasn’t out riding her bike or making things out of loo rolls and scraps of fabric, Ruth Brocklehurst spent much of her childhood reading – especially historical novels and whodunits. Since joining Usborne in 2000, she has written and edited countless books on everything from craft activities and history, to creative writing, space exploration and dinosaurs. If she could go back in time she’d like to meet Mary Queen of Scots.

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“A good read”
This is a brilliant book with lots of information. I especially liked reading the bit about trains and their development. I definitely recommend it!


Visit Usborne Quicklinks for links to websites where you can find out more about life in Victorian times and examine original artifacts and documents, take a tour of a workhouse, browse a scrapbook of Queen Victoria's life and lots more.

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