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The Victorians [DVD]
The Victorians [DVD]
Dvd ~ Jeremy Paxman
Price: £10.14

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4.0 out of 5 stars A good insight in the Victorian Age, 3 Dec 2009
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Jeremy Paxman has in my opinion succeeded in giving a good overall insight in the Victorian Age in this BBC-series. He describes how in the beginning of the 19th Century the industrial revolution created terrible living conditions in the new industrial towns that grew up all over the country. Later, and this is an interesting perspective, people really tried to do something about these problems. A lot of money was put into town planning and architecture. He also gives a convincing, logical explanation for the double standards regarding sex and morality of the Nineteenth Century. If I should mention anything I miss, then it is an explanation of how English discipline and class-thinking evolved. Here I am thinking of discipline in schools, the way the Victorians used to bring op their children, treatment of servants and staff etc. As a Dane, who has done his primary school education in English schools, this is something you experience and connect with the Victorian Age. Has it got something to do with the Empire, or could there be other explanations? The Victorians [DVD] [2009]

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