A farm worker earned 58p a week, which was 11 shillings, 7 pence in Victorian money
The Crimean war starts between Britain (and other European countries, called her 'allies') against Russia, over the land of the old Turkish, Ottoman empire.
A Victorian teacher's job included not just teaching, but also many other duties such as filling lamps, cleaning chimneys, and trimming the wicks of lamps.
The hypodermic syringe with a plunger is simultaneously developed by the French veterinary surgeon Charles Gabriel Pravaz and the Scottish doctor Alexander Wood.
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Queen Victoria was 34 years old on the 24th May and had been Queen for 16 years when their eight child, Prince Leopold, is born.