United Kingdom
United States
World English
Go to Usborne.com

Victorians - English Heritage Edition

How to buy this book

This book is not currently available.


Choose a page number to see the recommended websites.


Internet safety

Children, make sure you follow these three simple rules when using the internet:

  1. Always ask an adult's permission before using the internet.
  2. Never give out personal information, such as your name, address, school or telephone number.
  3. If a website asks you to type in your name or email address, check with an adult first.

For more tips, see Internet safety for children.

Adults - we recommend that children are supervised while on the internet. The content of a website may change at any time and Usborne Publishing is not responsible for content on sites other than its own.

For more on internet safety, see Internet advice for adults.

Using a tablet or smartphone?

Websites with interactive content may not work on your tablet or smartphone, but you can view them on a computer. Find out more…

About this book

History of Britain
Victorians - English Heritage Edition

  • A fascinating introduction to Queen Victoria and the world of the Victorians, filled with intriguing facts about politics and everyday live.
  • Illustrated with remarkable photographs, illustrations, and maps.
  • Includes links to websites with animations, timelines, quizzes, games and homework information.
  • Winner of the Longman History Today New Generation Book Award.

The Victorian age was a roller coaster of unstoppable change and progress, which sent Britain hurtling into the modern world. From disease-ridden slums and steaming steelworks, to the excitement of the Great Exhibition and the exotic allure of India, readers can find out what life was like under the queen who gave her name to it all.

Reader Reviews

the victorians
Excellent resource material for homeschoolers in particular. Brilliant illustrations and presentation. An appealing book for children and we were very impressed with the internet-linked part. You can read Queen Victoria's diaries!!! Would like more books like this!

fiona smith, 19th May 2008
Excellent book. It includes sources, paintings, pictures - everything you could want to recreate the Victorian period. The internet linked sections are particularly good. We would like more books like this on British history. It brings history alive and makes it appealing to children. Cannot praise this book enough!

Bruce Smith, 19th May 2008

Help with links

Problem with a link?

Websites do occasionally experience problems. If a link isn't working we recommend leaving it a while and trying again. If the site is still down the following day please report the problem using our contact form. We will fix the problem as soon as possible, or find an alternative link.

Can't see any links?

If this is the first time you have used Usborne Quicklinks and you can't see ANY links, you may need to adjust your web browser settings. To find out how to do this, see Help & Advice.

Missing link?

The links in Usborne Quicklinks may vary slightly from those described in your book because when a website closes down, or we find a better site, we update the links in Quicklinks. (If we remove any of your favourite sites let us know!)

PDF links

To view and print out files in .pdf format, you need the free Adobe Reader software. Download Adobe Reader.

Sound files

Sound files should play on a computer, tablet or smartphone. If you have difficulty, make sure you have the most up-to-date version of your web browser, or on a desktop computer, download the latest version of Adobe Flash Player (see Technical help).

Midi files

To hear midi files, you need a free program such as Windows Media Player, Real Player or Quicktime. Make sure your speakers are switched on! For more about these programs, see Technical help.

© Copyright 2020 Usborne Publishing. Web design & Development by Semantic