Science in The Victorian Era

Michael, Wesley, Ti'ara, and Chisom

About Victorian Era

The Victorian era was a time when queen Victoria became in charge June of 1837 until 1901 when she died. This era began after the romantic period in Britain. It was a period of peace, prosperity, and self confidence for britain. When speaking about it in forms of literature it could be stated as Victorianism. This is referred to as the study of attitudes and culture. People viewed the Victorian era as prudish, stuffy and “narrow minded”. Another important thing that occurred in this era is the expansion of the imperial power in Britain. Victorian era lasted over 63 years, twice as long as the romantic period.

Science in the Victorian era

  • Germ theory of disease
  • Electromagnetic waves
  • Telegraph
  • Steamboats

Famous Scientist

  • Alexander Graham Bell- was an inventor, scientist and engineer who is best known for his invention of the telephone. He is also credited with inventing the metal detector as well as having other successes.

  • Charles Darwin- was an English naturalist most known for his theory of natural selection, which led to the theory of Evolution.
  • Sir Joseph William Bazalgette- was known for his work on improving the sanitation systems of London.

How it impacted the Victorian era

Science in the victorian era helped people stay healthy and use energy more efficiently. Although these advancements were huge for this time period this also affected religious aspects as to what is right and wrong.


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