Sunday, July 20, 2008

Population Statistics in England in the Victorian Era

Population Increase

When Queen Victoria
1st on throne:
2 million (England)

Victoria's death: 6.5 million (England)

Dramatic transition from land ownership to city living... There were some good things happening, but there was also a huge cost to human dignity.

In 1800, Some research indicates that approx. 1/3 of the working class brides were pregnant when they married. With this increase in population, many were finding it difficult to find ways to earn $$$.

Civic Involvement

England = Reform Bill of 1832 extended voting to middle classes; parliament representation more fair. It was a time of massive unemployment, desperate poverty, and rioting, and the legislation of England & USA reflect these trends.

~ from the notes of Lady Victorian Historian