Articles Tagged 'Victorian Britain'

Jarvis Cocker

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 Textspeak and all of those strange new punctuation ideas (*shudders*), all of which bring out the apocalyptic […]

Personality Quiz: How Would You Die In Victorian England?

Victorian crime drama Ripper Street has made a welcome return to BBC AMERICA, with people meeting their ends in all manner of unpleasant and gory ways. However, while life in Victorian London was far from safe, serial killers were not the only cause of fatality at the time. So, assuming you could have dodged the […]

Charles Dickens

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 any American equivalent. In any case, it’s not the idea of mixing spirits that […]

Kedgeree

Five Recipes From Victorian England

I don’t know how you’re planning to celebrate the return of Ripper Street to BBC AMERICA on Wednesday, April 29, but I’m thinking of having an all-day Victorian pig-out. Who’s with me? The rules are pretty simple, all you need to do is eat Victorian recipes all day long, and by the time the credits […]

Pickwick Bicycle Club

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. But what was going on in London during that period, and, more to […]

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, to really rock a decent moustache, not everything was a delight. Quite apart from the crime and deprivation […]