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The Victorian Age

The Victorian Era.

Known for its morals, child chimney sweeps and Imperialism.

First published in 1939, Robert Balmain Mowat provides a detailed account of the Victorian Age.

From international conflicts and diplomacy to art, literature and the Industrial Revolution, Mowat examines one of the most formative periods in British history.

There is an impression of the Victorians as stern and practical, but Mowat shows us their sense of humour, their ambitiousness and their sense of wonder.

However, The Victorian Age covers not just a Victorian England, but a Victorian world, providing a worldwide context of Britain in that era.

This book will take you to Rome, to Mexico, to New England and beyond.

Featuring letters from Queen Victoria herself, The Victorian Age will transport any reader to a rich and varied past.

Praise for Robert Balmain Mowat

“Mr Mowat’s book, it may safely be prophesied, will have a wide popularity among teachers of history; and it will inform also readers desiring a good general survey of the Hanoverian century in England.” – Times Literary Supplement.

“This book will be extremely welcome. It is widely comprehensive and yet concise. The information which it provides is various, precise, lucid, and stimulating. It is a book which can be read either lightly or seriously, and in either case with satisfaction.” – HAROLD NICOLSON, Daily Telegraph.

“Professor Mowat has written many books; this is probably his best. Here we have a study of the nineteenth century which goes deeper than the usual political history … A most valuable contribution to historical understanding.” – New Statesman.

Robert Balmain Mowat (1883-1941) was a Scottish historian born in Edinburgh. His father was a bookseller who became the director of Edinburgh publishers W. and R. Chambers. Mowat became a Professor of History at the University of Bristol in 1928. His books range from the Ancient World to the Victorians.

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