History

Walking Victorian England

Historian Dr. Onyeka Nubia examines Victorian Britain from the perspective of different regions throughout the nation. From great engineering to global supremacy, the years of Queen Victoria’s reign are often seen as a high point in British history, but the truth is so much more complex and fascinating.

Nottingham

43m 50s

Dr. Nubia explores the city known for lace industry in Britain and visits Nottinghamshire County jail, where he discovers extreme forms of punishment.

Episodes

  • Liverpool: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Liverpool

    S1 E102 - 43m 50s

    Liverpool, once the most important port in the Victorian world, connected Britain to the world by participating in 40 percent of all global trade during the era.

  • Edinburgh: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Edinburgh

    S1 E104 - 43m 58s

    Travel through Edinburgh, exploring the city's Old Town and the first medical school in the country. Discover how overcrowding in Victorian Edinburgh led to disease, fires and building collapse, leading to the establishment of the New Town.

  • Birmingham: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Birmingham

    S1 E101 - 43m 34s

    Dr. Onyeka Nubia visits Birmingham, known as "the city of a thousand trades.” Through developments in transport and great institutions, an influential modern city was born.

  • Lancashire and  West Yorkshire: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Lancashire and West Yorkshire

    S1 E106 - 43m 32s

    Visit Lancashire and West Yorkshire to find out how cotton was Britain's greatest export in the 19th century. Dr. Nubia begins his walk in Queen Street Mill, the world's last surviving steam-powered weaving mill, before stepping into the Victorian classroom.

  • Nottingham: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Nottingham

    S1 E103 - 43m 50s

    Dr. Nubia explores the city known for lace industry in Britain and visits Nottinghamshire County jail, where he discovers extreme forms of punishment.

  • London: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    London

    S1 E105 - 43m 13s

    Dr. Nubia ventures through London, where so much of what can be seen - from its masses of railways to its famous landmarks - has its origins in Victorian Britain.

Schedule

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    Walking Victorian England

    London

    Saturday
    Dec 10

    1 Hour

    Venturing through London, exploring its masses of railways and famous landmarks which have their origins in Victorian Britain.
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    Walking Victorian England: TVSS: Iconic

    Walking Victorian England

    London

    Sunday
    Dec 11

    1 Hour

    Venturing through London, exploring its masses of railways and famous landmarks which have their origins in Victorian Britain.
  • Image
    Walking Victorian England: TVSS: Iconic

    Walking Victorian England

    Lancashire and West Yorkshire

    Saturday
    Dec 17

    1 Hour

    Visits to Lancashire and West Yorkshire reveal how cotton was Britain's greatest export in the 19th century; walking in Queen Street Mill, the world's last surviving steam-powered weaving mill; the Victorian classroom.

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