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The Lower Class In The Victorian Era

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England under the Victorian Era was a fascinating place to live. The streets of London were filled with horse-drawn carriages and tightly spaced flats. Along with those, the streets were also a place for theft, sickness, and musk from the local factories. Crime was present throughout the cities. Drug use and prostitution were the highest forms of criminal behavior (Garside). Arthur Conan Doyle’s beloved and well-known character, Sherlock Holmes, emerged from the Victorian Era. The people of London came to love the weekly stories that were published about the great detective and were extremely excited to hear the next short tale (Clausen). As the city of London began to change and the people gained more wealth, the social statuses of the citizens began to change as well. The most prospered groups were the Upper Class the Middle Class. In the Victorian Era, the Middle Class flourished because of the development of industrialization. Factories opened up creating new jobs for the Lower Class and provided supplies for many. The society under the reign of Queen Victoria had three classes divided into the Upper Class, Middle Class, and the Lower Class. The Upper Class contained royalty, nobility, and aristocrats while the Middle Class contained many business men or knights in the Queens’ court and the Lower Class was filled with groups of skilled workers and the poor. Throughout the Victorian age, the class that prospered the most was the Middle Class. In the Victorian
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