A doctor earned £3.81 a week, which was 3 pounds, 16 shillings, 2 pence in Victorian money
Workhouses were opened for the first time, as a way to give poor people a way to survive. In return for hard work, the workers were given a bed and enough food to survive.
It wasn’t until the 1890s that a servant was given time off work, and even then it was only one week a year.
The first post boxes appear in Britain.
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Queen Victoria was 31 years old on the 24th May and had been Queen for 13 years, when her seventh child, Prince Arthur, is born.