A highly qualified doctor earned £6.33 a week, which was 6 pounds, 6 shillings and 8 pence in Victorian money.
The 1870 education bill promises free education for every child between 5 and 10, but still not every adult makes sure that their children go to school, and many children still work for a living.
In 1870, the average rent for a top-of-the-market house would cost just £10 per year.
The police ‘mug shot’ was invented in this year, meaning that criminals were now photographed for the first time when they were arrested.
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Queen Victoria was 51 years old on the 24th May and had been Queen for 33 years.