Talk:Victorian era

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First paragraph sounds deceivingly positive[edit]

Why does the first paragraph only contain positive words about this subject? At first glance people new to the subject would get the impression that there was nothing wrong when the sections about child labour, prostitution and poverty clearly state otherwise. 87.159.65.78 (talk) 23:58, 17 May 2015 (UTC)

Not to forget the building of an empire based on racism to exploit the entire world (imperialism is only linked in the "See also" section at all). The article lacks all criticism of the abysmal British conduct in the colonies. There is also no source for any "refined sensibilities" mentioned in the lede. ♆ CUSH ♆ 18:12, 21 January 2017 (UTC)

Prisons.[edit]

I'm intending to add a section based on the National Archives photos of prisons using this BBC source. The section would name and link to a few notable prisons built at the time including Lincoln whose poor sanitation -a source of cholera outbreaks in the town -provided a compelling reason for reform. Also debtors prison. It's probably best added as part of a new Law and Order section also including policing. Comments welcome JRPG (talk) 12:59, 15 January 2017 (UTC)

On the origin of the term Victorian Age[edit]

I came here looking for when the term Victorian Age was first used. I don't see it in the article. Does anyone know when it was first coined and could they add it to the article? I'm sure I'm not the only person who wonders this. __209.179.9.46 (talk) 03:58, 6 March 2017 (UTC)

The earliest citation in the OED for the adjective "Victorian" (Of or belonging to, designating, or typical of the reign of Queen Victoria) is in 1839 in an article in The Athenaeum. DuncanHill (talk) 04:04, 6 March 2017 (UTC)
That doesn't mean it was widespread though. The early 1950s were known at the time as the "New Elizabethan Age" (hell, they even got Britten to write the opera "Gloriana" for the Coronation) but it never really caught on. I've no idea what the answer is, but I don't think the term was widely used during her lifetime.Paulturtle (talk) 14:19, 6 March 2017 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 19 May 2017[edit]

91.195.182.6 (talk) 12:30, 19 May 2017 (UTC)
Not done: as you have not requested a change.
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Semi-protected edit request on 6 July 2017[edit]

Allow fam let me edit innit Kinghuz (talk) 14:00, 6 July 2017 (UTC)

Not done: The change you want to make is not clear. Please provide the change in X to Y format. --Izno (talk) 14:12, 6 July 2017 (UTC)