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Victorians, Inventions, the Empire, and Slavery

Aimed at Key Stage 2, these days are carefully designed to cover lots of ground, some of it very relevant today. We look at schools, education, inventions and transport. We consider the issues around Empire and slavery.


  • Queen Victoria and the rise of Empire

  • The Age of Steam, with working engines

  • The Theory of Evolution

  • The Empire: good or bad?

  • The Crimean War, Charge of the Light Brigade, Tennyson

  • Medicine, Florence Nightingale, Mary Seacole

  • An examination of slavery, emancipation, and the issues around it