WEBSITES Romantics and Victorians bl.uk/ romantics-and-victorians This website, run by the British Library, has articles on Victorian London and the conditions of the working classes, as well as other related subjects. The authors are well-known writers and the illustrations come from original manuscripts and publications. Dictionary of Victorian London victorianlondon.org/ lee/website.htm Run by author Lee Jackson, this website contains primary sources covering the history of Victorian London, including extracts from newspapers, diaries, memoirs, maps and the full text of several books. The History Reader thehistoryreader.com A stable of writers for St Martin’s Press provide articles, interviews and insights on different periods of history as well as offering advice on further reading for history buffs and book lovers. MUSEUM
Museum of London 150 London Wall, London, EC2Y 5HN museumoflondon.org.uk/museumlondon The museum has nine galleries telling the history of London and exhibitions on different themes throughout the year. BOOKS
London Labour and the London Poor by Henry Mayhew, archive.org A thorough and unrivalled account of the lives of the poor and working classes in London, drawn from observation and interviews. It is regarded as the authority on its subject.
The Victorian City by Judith Flanders (Atlantic Books, 2013). Flanders captures everyday life in Dickens’s London, with reference to his characters and novels.
The Condition of the Working Class in England by Friedrich Engels, archive.org Originally published in 1845 in German, this classic text is an indictment of the working conditions mainly in industrial Manchester, but with reference to London as well.