posted on May, 21 2013 @ 10:11 PM
Sorry, dont agree with this at all.
The Victorian era was one of cruelty and injustice, particularly if you were a child or illiterate, which was about 90% of the population.
Because of the Industrial revolution, millions of children from 8 years old, worked in factories and everywhere else in appalling conditions, with no
safety, no education, disease ridden, minute income etc etc, all to make the Gentry even fatter and wealthier.
10 Year old girls were sent to work on rich peoples "Estates" as, maids, slaves, house girls/sex slaves for the Masters.
This was ALL throughout Europe/USA and some other new World colonies, (not all).
Cleanliness and public utilities didnt exist, disease was everywhere.
People were still being sent to the other side of the World for "The term of their Natural Life" incarceration.
The USA still had Slavery, ask how smart the African slaves were....they all were'nt Django!!
Not to mention a country wide war.
My ancestors left Prussia in the mid 1850s. After years of Franco/Prussian wars, Russia/Prussia Wars, famine because of the mini ice age of that
period etc etc...only to have a Great Uncle return in WW1 to fight his Deutche cousins and die in France.
Ordinary White people in those days had 14+ children, so any that survived, could fight all the Wars and do all the dirty work for the Privileged
Gentry and Old Money Wealthy Aristocrats.
Even the great capitalists of the time got richer on the backs of cheap, almost slave, labour.
No wonder there was talk of Socialism, Communism, Utopia, Vril/Thule societies, et all.
No, leave the Victorian era buried in the mud of the past.
Unless you had money and privilege, life was much tougher and certainly not very smart.