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Fifty Years Ago

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Sir Walter Besant (1836-1901) was a prolific novelist and historian. He wrote Fifty Years Ago to present a picture of life, manners, and society in Great Britain as it was when Queen Victoria ascended to the throne. In 1837, the seeds of new technology and new ideas were present and monumental changes from the ways of the 1700's were about to be felt. Starting first in London and over several decades, the progress moved outwards to the country towns of the British Isles. - Summary by Gary Clayton (6 hr 1 min)

Chapters

Preface

6:28

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Great Britain, Ireland, and the Colonies

25:17

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The Year 1837

15:03

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London in 1837

18:48

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In the Street

23:17

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With the People

24:43

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With the Middle-Class

33:19

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In Society

21:34

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At the Play and the Show

15:34

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In the House

16:19

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At School and University

8:09

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The Tavern

18:52

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In Club- and Card-Land

10:45

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With the Wits

26:00

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Journals and Journalists

7:59

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The Sportsman

20:24

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In Factory and Mine

13:19

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With the Men of Science

7:12

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Law and Justice

32:20

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Conclusion

16:02

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