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Learn about the Victorian Era in the eighth adventure, which transports you back to the Victorian Era. You will learn about life as a Victorian orphan, ragged schools, chimney sweeps & more.
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Max and Katie find themselves in a busy Victorian city, where a treasured necklace and bracelet have been
stolen from a locked room. The only person with a key to the room is innocent. Can Max and Katie save an innocent girl from
becoming homeless by finding the real thief?
Join Max and Katie on their Victorian adventure through history as they learn about life as a Victorian orphan, ragged schools, chimney sweeps and more!
Queen Victoria was on the throne for nearly 64 years until she died in 1901. In 2015, Queen Elizabeth II beat Queen Victoria's record!
Children’s toys were made from wood, for example rocking horses, spinning tops or toy soldiers.
The Penny Farthing got its nickname because the wheels look like a large coin (a penny) and a small coin (a farthing) next to each other.
Queen Victoria was on the throne for nearly 64 years, from 1837 until 1901. We call
these years the Victorian era.
The Victorians were great inventors and made many advances in technology and science. Transport evolved from relying on horses to being powered by steam. Factories with steam-powered machines opened, which attracted thousands of people to the fast-growing cities to earn a living.
There was great social change too; laws were passed to protect children, preventing them from working and providing them with an education up to the age of thirteen.
The Victorians changed the way Britain's towns and cities looked. As well as extensive housing to accommodate the newly arrived factory workers, the Victorians built schools, libraries, bridges, theatres, stations, shops and hospitals. They also built Big Ben and Tower Bridge, both of which are iconic symbols of London today.
Queen Victoria was born in 1819 at Kensington Palace in London. Her uncle was King William IV, who had
no children of his own, so the crown passed on to Victoria when he died. She was 18 years old when she inherited the throne in 1837.
Victoria is described as strong, honest and stubborn. She was the first monarch to live in Buckingham Palace, but she also spent time at Balmoral Castle in Scotland.
Queen Victoria was on the throne for nearly 64 years until she died in 1901.
The Victorians changed the way Britain's towns and cities looked. With more people moving to
the cities in search of work, it wasn't only houses that needed to be built. The Victorians built schools,
libraries, bridges, theatres, stations, shops and hospitals.
Tower Bridge is a stunning example of Victorian engineering and is now a symbol of London. It was built between 1886 and 1894 close to the Tower of London. The lower platform, across which cars now drive, can be raised to allow tall boats and ships to pass below. You can visit the upper level today, which has a glass-bottomed walkway!
At the start of Victoria's reign, only wealthy children went to school or had tutors, because
education was not free. Girls were taught skills such as sewing or cooking, while boys were taught subjects such as reading and
Poorer children were sent out to work and never learnt how to read or write. This changed during Queen Victoria's reign.
The Victorian era saw great progress in technology, which resulted in lots of new inventions.
The Victorians developed a deeper understanding of electricity. One of the most important discoveries was how to channel electricity to create light.
Previous versions were too expensive to have in private homes, but Thomas Edison created a cheap and long-lasting light bulb in 1879.