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  • International Women's Day

      For International Women's Day, we’re celebrating the life of Elizabeth Parsons, who became one of the most important...
    Elizabeth Parsons
  • Robert Stephenson

    Victorian Séances

      Image: Robert Stephenson by Maull & Polybank, 1856 The 19th century is often regarded as a time of secularisation...
  • Breguet watch 1785, bought by the Duc de Choiseul-Praslin, photographed at the Musee Guimet 2008

    Brunel the watchmaker

      Image: Breguet watch No. 92 (1785), bought by the Duc de Choiseul-Praslin. Musée des Arts et Métiers. How do you make...
  • Eliza Acton's 'Modern Cookery for Private Families’

    Victorian baking

      Image: Cover of Eliza Acton's Modern Cookery for Private Families, 1847 edition (first published 1845). Who wrote one...
  • Ship's newspaper

    News at sea

      On many voyages, the passengers produced a ship’s newspaper, as many found that it afforded some excitement and...
  • Charles Worth fashion sketch

    Victorian Fashion

      Image: © Victoria and Albert Museum, London How did the Victorians keep up-to-date with the latest trends? Director...