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Digital collection of periodicals covering Victorian Britain. These publications provide a broad yet detailed view of British life in the 19th century: from business to sport, from politics to entertainment and the arts.

This collection can also be searched on Gale Primary Sources, an integrated platform that combines Gale’s digital archives into a single cross-searchable interface.

This collection includes:

  • Part 1: New Readership: Women’s, Children’s, Humour and Leisure Sport
    Marks the advent of commercial lifestyle publishing in Britain and charts the rapid rise of modern magazine culture.
  • Part 2: Empire: Travel and Anthropology, Economics, Missionary & Colonial
    This databases focuses on the role Britain played beyond its own borders as an imperial power throughout the nineteenth century.

Coverage: 1800-1900