Victorian Society

Victorian Society

The Victorian era was the period of Queen Victoria 's reign, from 20 June 1837 until her death on 22 January 1901. It was a long period of peace, prosperity, "refined sensibilities" and national self-confidence for the United Kingdom . [1] Some scholars date the beginning of the period in terms of sensibilities and political concerns to the passage of the Reform Act 1832 .

Victorian and Edwardian buildings are irreplaceable, cherished, diverse, beautiful, familiar and part of our everyday life. The Victorian Society fights for these buildings. Read about what we do .

Victorian morality is a distillation of the moral views of people living at the time of Queen Victoria 's reign (1837–1901) and of the moral climate of the United Kingdom of the 19th century in general, which contrasted greatly with the morality of the previous Georgian period . Many of these values spread throughout the British Empire . Today, the term "Victorian morality" can describe any set of values that espouse sexual restraint , low tolerance of crime and a strict social code of conduct .