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What was life like in Victorian London?


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September 17, 2014 6:12PM

Victorian England changed life in the country by increasing the middle class. Previously the wealth was mainly held by landed gentry and aristocrats. However, the factories as well as the professions produced wealthy middle class citizens who in many cases mimicked the aristocrats. However, while the life of the middle class improved, in many ways the life of the poor got even worse. Housing was subpar, and children as young as six years old, worked in factories to help their families. Crime increased, and many succumbed to vices such as drink, prostitution, domestic violence and child abuse.