The Victorian era was named so because it was during the British Queen Victoria's reign - 1837 to 1901.
It was a time of great social growth in society. It may not have been modern times but a lot of modern things we see today did come from those times, such as the businessman and the strength of the middle class. Here are some fascinating and bizarre facts about this period of time, giving you a little taste of what life was like back then.
Clancy's comment: Mm ... they sure were different times, eh?