Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Victorian Technology

This collection of BBC Web pages offers an introduction to the technology and innovation of the Victorian era, when 'Britain emerged as the most powerful trading nation in the world, provoking a social and economic revolution whose effects are still being felt today'. A five-page article by the lecturer, broadcaster and exhibition curator, Paul Atterbury, which may be downloaded or printed out, forms the heart of the material. Each page of the article may be accessed individually, under the headings 'A powerful trading nation', 'Great pioneers', Booming railways' and 'Communication revolution', with the final page, 'Find out more', offering a bibliography for further research.
Link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/victorians/victorian_technology_01.shtml
Access: Free