A teacher earned £1.85 a week, which was 1 pound, 16 shillings and 12 pence in Victorian money.
The ‘Second Reform Act’ gives working class men the right to vote, doubling the number of voters in England and Wales (although women were still not allowed to vote until many years later).
Do you like computer games? The world’s first computer was invented in the Victorian age, by a brilliant scientist called Charles Babbage.
The Swedish inventor Alfred Nobel invents dynamite, sold as ‘Nobel’s Blasting Powder’.
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Queen Victoria was 48 years old on the 24th May and had been Queen for 30 years.