Sherlock Holmes

Victorian England


The Victorian era is technically defined as the period during which Queen Victoria ruled the British Empire (1837-1901). Victorian England saw immense growth in the areas of wealth, technology, and culture. Literature was one of the main areas that increased greatly.

Science and technology made leaps and bounds as well. The use of steam engines was popular, of course, with automobiles becoming a reality towards the end of the Victorian period. In the area of science, physicists were finally exploring beyond Newtonian mechanics, forming the first principles of Quantum Theory (though not to be finalized until the 1920's).


Michael Sherman
Last updated 11.18.00