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Society and Politics in Victorian Britain Part 1

When you'll study it
Semester 1
CATS points
ECTS points
Level 6
Module lead
Eleanor Quince
Academic year

Module overview

In this module we will examine the principal themes of the political and social history of Britain during the Victorian era (c.1830-1900). We will investigate the development of new forms of political participation and examine the ways that men and women across the nation helped to shape Victorian society. While the main focus of the module will be placed on the metropolitan Britain, we will explore how ‘Britian’ and ‘empire’ were not separate or distinct entities but rather were mutually constitutive and completely interconnected. Taken as a whole, the module will interrogate how metropolitan Britain was reconfigured and reimagined in the Victorian period, always in ways that were shaped by gender, race and class.

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