The pavements in cities were just not a pleasant setting for a stroll.
H.B. Tristram was a Victorian clergyman and ornithologist who categorised a list of birds he’d found in Palestine.
The exhibition celebrates and interrogates the cultural afterlives of Victorian Britain.
From pulling faces to reading the bumps on your head, these historic leisure activities could be handy for a rainy summer day.
Why the UK still loses 3 billion litres of water a day through leaks.
More is more in #cluttercore, the new interior trend championed by the young maximalists of TikTok.
The Victorians are to blame for our conservative ideas about how a pregnant body should look
Marrying the husband of your deceased sister was legally considered incest, leaving women of all classes in ruinous circumstances.
‘Attention snacking’ may help keep us alert.
Despite arguments that young children have enjoyed Jane Eyre for 150 years, the Victorians were much more concerned about the novel’s influence than universities are today.
In an era before clinical trials, medical writers drew on the stories of explorers as evidence about the health effects of different foods and drinks.
Expanding railways and changes in labour practices meant that the Victorians had time for a proper holiday and many took to the British coast.
The Christmas holidays can sometimes feel a little unhealthy but the ingredients that makeup a Christmas pudding are pretty nutritious.
In Sherlock, domination is something to be revered, rather than challenged.
Penny dreadfuls told real stories of murder and mayhem to 19th-century audiences seeking escape from city life. True crime podcasts have a lot in common with them.
Environmental activists have been advocating for piecemeal legal change for decades. But a more fundamental rewrite of the law is needed.
These legends allow us to address our fears about the urban environment.
A survey conducted in April revealed more than half the participants flouted social distancing rules to go shopping for non-essential items, and visit friends or family.
PODCAST: An audio version of an in depth article on what newly discovered documents reveal about the burial of Charles Dickens, 150 years after his death.
Graveyards were important locations in Victorian life.