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WEB­SITES Ro­man­tics and Vic­to­ri­ans 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 vic­to­ri­an­lon­ 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 the­his­to­ 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 mu­se­u­moflon­­se­um­lon­don 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, ar­ 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, ar­ 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.

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