In the history of the United Kingdom , the Victorian era was the period of Queen Victoria 's reign, from 20 June until her death on 22 January Morally and politically, this period began with the passage of the Reform Act There was a strong religious drive for higher moral standards led by the nonconformist churches, such as the Methodists , and the Evangelical wing of the established Church of England. Ideologically, the Victorian era witnessed resistance to the rationalism that defined the Georgian period and an increasing turn towards romanticism and even mysticism with regard to religion, social values, and arts. Domestically, the political agenda was increasingly liberal, with a number of shifts in the direction of gradual political reform , social reform, and the widening of the franchise. There were unprecedented demographic changes: the population of England and Wales almost doubled from
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A disused Victorian railway signal box on a station platform on the English Riviera sold at auction. The station is still in use. Planning permission for conversion of the signal box into a holiday home has previously been obtained for the property but this has now lapsed. It really is a wonderful opportunity for those who prefer something a little bit different. The accommodation comprises three floors. Initial work has already started converting the building. Torre railway station, which has two platforms in use, is a suburban station on the Riviera Line in Torquay, Devon.
The package holiday revolution
Please bid with total confidence, we only deal in antique solid silver items and please check out our feedback if you have not bought with us before. Decorated with a handsome period engraved entwined monogram in the cartouche. A very nice vesta.
For some people, their dreams came true — big time. These stunning American mansions all clock in at more than 20 times the size of the average American home when measured by square footage. Many of them are now wonderful museums , others are college campus halls and some are still private residences. Grey Towers was constructed in as the estate of sugar magnate William Welsh Harrison. Select freshmen are even allowed to live inside.