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Victorian England

Policemen gathered in Bonner's Fields, London, during the Chartist revival of 1848. Chartism was a working-class movement for political reform in Britain which existed from 1838 to 1850.

Matchgirls participating in a strike against Bryant & May in London, 1888. The strike was caused by the poor working conditions in the match factory, including fourteen-hour work days and the severe health complications of working with white phosphorus.

Chartism was a working class movement for political reform in Britain in the early 19th century which took its name from "the People's Charter" of 1838. On 10 April 1848, the Chartist Convention organised a mass meeting on Kennington Common (now Kennington Park). As many as 150,000 may have attended. The aim was to form a procession to present a petition to Parliament against the lack of representation of the working class.

Notting Hill Gate Tube Station. Turn of the 20th century.

Shop selling old clothes, Lumber Court, St Giles, London. 1877.

Old London, One of the earliest pictures taken in Piccadilly Circus, 1860.

The last empress of Russia as a girl with her grandmother, Queen Victoria.

Fleet Street, London c. Late 19th Century

"Mush-Fakers" and Ginger-Beer Makers From 'Street Life in London', 1877, by John Thomson and Adolphe Smith: At Clapham Common

Walking down Piccadilly beside Green Park at the time of Victoria’s Jubilee, 1897

Queen Victoria Baby Shoes. Black silk baby shoes worn by Queen Victoria at Kensington Palace in London.

Timothy Long examines shoes worn by the babies of Queen Victoria, who were born between 1840 and 1857

Princess Helena and Princess Louise, Windsor 1854.

Princess Louise Caroline Alberta, Duchess of Argyll by Hills & Saunders albumen carte-de-visite, mid 1860s

Queen Victoria at her desk, assisted by Abdul Karim in 1885.

Prince Alfred

Princess Louise was the fourth daughter and sixth child of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert