A policeman earned £1.20 a week, which was 1 pound, 4 shillings in Victorian money.
Benjamin Disraeli, one of the most famous politicians of all time, becomes Prime Minister for second time.
Rich households always had either a servant or servants. In 1891, 2 million servants were recorded in the census.
Barbed wire is invented by Joseph F. Glidden of DeKalb, Illinois, USA.
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Queen Victoria was 55 years old on the 24th May and had been Queen for 37 years.