We are doing lots of learning about the Victorian Era focusing on the workhouse, school life, inventions and toys!
Victorian times refers to the time when Queen Victoria was on the throne of Britain and the British Empire - 1831-1901.
The Victorian era is what we call the time that Queen Victoria reigned: 1837-1901.
During the Victorian era, the Industrial Revolution was happening – this is when scientific inventions meant that it was easier to make things to sell, and that those things could be sent to places further away than before.
One big reason why the Industrial Revolution happened was because of steam power – this lead to the invention of steam trains, which made it faster to travel and to send goods.
A way to make steel from iron was also discovered, which made it easier to make machines for factories and to even build the factories themselves.
All of these things during the Industrial Revolution meant that lots of products could be made in the same place at the same time – this is called mass production. Before this, it would have been just one tradesman making one thing at a time.