When the railway line from London to Brighton was established, going on holiday began to be a regular part of Victorian life.
Many girls turned to prostitution, viewing it as a means to an end - a way to build up capital so that they may invest in a business or live a more comfortable life. Towards the end ofthe Whigs became Liberals. Grosvenor Square, originally built to only be enjoyed by homeowners in the area, was improved and is now a public park.
The cost of rent was extremely high, especially when a worker wanted to live within walking distance of his place of employment.
However, by the end of the Victorian period the largest group of inmates was elderly men, often long-term residents, along with the infirm and young orphans, although many of these youngsters were increasingly sent to 'foster homes', a practice which had first been widely adopted in Scotland.
This extract from Benjamin Disraeli's novel Sybil, published ingoes to the heart of one of the most controversial subjects of 19th century history - the extent to which industrialisation improved or depressed living standards, and the ways in which the poor were treated.
Roles of Upper Class Women The responsibilities of upper-class and aristocratic women were limited because of the common opinion that they were weak.