The latter part of the 19th century, named after Queen Victoria.

Often stereotyped as prudish, in fact this period was a good deal more complex: The prudishness was a nascent feminism and a reaction to the looseness of the regency, but even then there were many prostitutes in Victorian London.

Most noted for bad, overwrought taste, neo-classical architecture, and the birth of romanticism. Most of the things we consider "traditional" really just date to this era (like white wedding dresses)

Victorian (adjective): Referring to the southern Australian state of Victoria, home of such diverse cities as Melbourne, Albury-Wodonga, and Ararat.

Vic*to"ri*an (?), a.

Of or pertaining to the reign of Queen Victoria of England; as, the Victorian poets.

Victorian period. See Dionysian period, under Dyonysian.


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