Tag Archives: Victorian Britain

20 Victorian Terms That Seem Oddly Modern

One of the most common gripes of the internet era is that language is becoming debased by neologisms and they’re forcing people to abandon the ability to spell with frightening speed. Then there’s the OMG and LOL of ...

Personality Quiz: How Would You Die In Victorian England?

This Saturday night, the Victorian crime drama Ripper Street makes a welcome return to BBC AMERICA, with people meeting their ends in all manner of unpleasant and gory ways.

Five Victorian Cocktails (Including ‘The Cock Tail’)

It is commonly assumed that the cocktail, as we know it, is an American invention, although as recently as December last year this idea was called into question by the Telegraph, who found a British citation for the term that pre-dates ...

Five Recipes From Victorian England

I don’t know how you’re planning to celebrate the return of Copper to BBCAMERICA, on Sunday June 23 (10pm/9c), but I’m thinking of having an all-day Victorian pig-out. Who’s with me?

Five Victorian Things You Can Still Do In London

Season 2 of Copper is coming back to BBCAMERICA on  June 23, at 10 pm/9c, which means there is going to be a lot of information coming out of your TV screens about life (and death) in New York during the 1860s.

Five Horrible Diseases You Might Have Caught in Victorian England

While certain costume dramas would have us believe it would be wonderful to visit Victorian England, to wander the London streets amid barrow boys and horse-drawn carriages, to see Oscar Wilde’s plays performed for the first time, ...