Most Victorian convicts left prison weighing the same as when they arrived. Some even gained weight.
Buildings built for writing and reading the news altered the urban fabric.
If it hadn't been for A Christmas Carol, the menu may well have centred on goose (or a boar's head).
For Victorian shop workers, Christmas could be a miserable time of long hours and low pay.
As the industry continues its decline, a look back at how the Victorians valued their local news gathering operations.
As climate extremes mount, let's reflect on Victorian London's 'Great Stink' sewage crisis - when things finally became so bad authorities were forced to accept evidence, reject sceptics, and act.
Mad, bad or dangerous – the gripping true crime story of Grace Marks, who caused a sensation in the 19th century and still holds fascination today.
There are strong parallels between the Trump administration’s policy on immigrant families and the 19th century's 'New' Poor Laws of England, whose cruelty was illuminated by writer Charles Dickens.
From its origin in the early 19th century, lion taming has elicited both awe and horror.
Charles Dickens imagined a robot theme park way back in 1838.
Treatment for nervous exhaustion in the Victorian era could literally drive you mad.
Our obsession with gut health, diet and well-being is far from new: the Victorians had very similar concerns.
As former partner of TOWIE star Ferne McCann is sentenced for throwing acid in a nightclub, a criminologist considers the real reasons such attacks are on the rise.
A new BBC drama manages to capture the flawed, but sometimes brilliant, men of Victorian medicine.
Try thinking of exercise as fun and something to enjoy with friends.
The likes of Charles Darwin and Humphry Davy weren't always seen as the powerful, authoritative heroes they're portrayed as today.
Dating apps are convenient – but they lack the sensuality craved by Victorian aesthetes.