A teacher earned £2.47 a week, which was 2 pounds, 9 shillings and 5 pence in Victorian money.
Queen Victoria celebrates her Golden Jubilee after 50 years on the throne. She travels in an open carriage to Westminster Abbey, escorted by Indian cavalry, and cheered by huge crowds.
Queen Victoria’s real name was much longer! It was Alexandrina Victoria and this was shortened to “Drina” by her family.
The gramophone is patented in the US by German immigrant Emile Berliner, and for the first time people can play their favourite music.
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Queen Victoria was 68 years old on the 24th May and had been Queen for 50 years.