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A monumental source of eye-witness information on the Victorian age

Where did Charles Dickens go when he needed first hand information on London street merchants? Of course, he went out with detectives as they made their rounds but what if he needed to know about the street people who worked … Continue reading

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The health risks of street lighting during the Victorian age

In order to light the streets of the Metropolis (when Sherlock Holmes was written, the word Metropolis was capitalized and only applied to London) the flames of the street lamps had to be produced with a stable gas not likely … Continue reading

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