Film series: Straight-laced and scandalous – Stories from the Victorian era
In many ways it can be seen as an optimistic period which witnessed the beginning of modern times: the Victorians promoted the middle class, developed a global vision, fostered legal justice and attempted to eradicate poverty and child-labour. Conversely, it can be seen a time of oppression and hypocrisy.
Victorian society was bound by inflexible rules and social inhibitions. These codes were especially harsh for women. With the institution of marriage often ...