The Victorians

We cling to the buildings our 19th century forebears left behind, but they would decry our squeamishness

Our values today are of consumerism and instant gratification, inherited from our Victorian forebears

The drives behind the Victorian periodical press and penny literature

Professor Jeremy Black and Graham Stewart discuss the reach and organisation of Britain’s armed forces in protecting and expanding the British empire

The short stories of the long nineteenth century through the lens of Covid-19

Placing the poems of Pre-Raphaelite muse Elizabeth Siddal in context

Anna Price tracks the emergence and endurance of Albertopolis, and how the Royal Albert Hall ties it all together

Professor Jeremy Black talks to Graham Stewart about the conflicts and continuities of France from Louis Philippe to the Belle Epoque

Ainsworth’s fate was sealed not how he wrote but what he placed at the heart of his stories

Christopher Fildes reviews a new biography of Walter Bagehot