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Former Queen of the United Kingdom
What happened to the Victorians?
Strictly speaking, the Victorian era began in 1837 and ended with Queen Victoria’s death in 1901, but the period can be stretched to include the years both before and after these dates, roughly from the Napoleonic Wars until the outbreak of World War I in 1914.
What killed the Victorians?
Victorian children were at risk of dying from a lot of diseases that we’ve eradicated or can control in the 21st century, like smallpox, measles, whooping cough, diphtheria, and dysentery (to name just a few).
How many people died in the Victorian times?
Some 32,000 people died of it in Britain in 1832, 62,000 in the next epidemic in 1848-9, then when it returned in 1853-4, 28,000, and finally, in 1866-7, some 14,000.
How long did people live in Victorian England?
The Office for National Statistics examined life expectancy figures dating back to 1841, when Victoria had been queen for just four years. They found that a newborn boy was expected to live for just 40 years and a girl 42 years.