A teacher earned £1.71 a week, which was 1 pound, 14 shillings, 2 pence in Victorian money
The National Portrait Gallery is opened in Trafalgar square in London.
By the end of the Victorian age, the British empire stretched out through many countries, ruling over a quarter of the world’s population.
The first ever telegraph cable was laid across the Atlantic, meaning that messages between Britain and America now took a few minutes instead of 10 days.
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Queen Victoria was 38 years old on the 24th May and had been Queen for 20 years. The Royal couple have their ninth child, Princess Beatrice. Prince Albert is given the title Prince Consort.