Victorian England

Jack the Ripper: Five Unexplained Mysteries

Tomas Rawlings | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK
Tomas Rawlings

One of the things that make the search for the culprit both interesting and confusing is that you soon encounter layer upon layer of further mystery surrounding the case. Below are five lesser known mysteries that are hidden within the puzzle of who Jack the Ripper was...

Vintage Victorian Vibrators Were Loud As Hell & Looked Like Hand-Held Drills (PICTURES)

Barcroft Media | Sara C Nelson | Posted 26.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

SEE ALSO: Goldfinger! The 24-Carat Vibrator That Costs £10,000 They look not unlike egg whisks and drills, but these fierce-looking implements are...

Hen Party II: The Really Wild Show (PG Rating)

Charli Morgan | Posted 30.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Charli Morgan

I couldn't have fist-pumped the air any harder when Packham's pecker was unveiled (without assistance) and he presented us with charcoals and pencils for life drawing. He clearly thought I'd never seen a pencil before.

Review: Homunculus by James P. Blaylock

Alice Charles | Posted 23.04.2013 | UK Entertainment
Alice Charles

As a Londoner born and bred, I found Blaylock's view of Merry Olde England (complete with bangers and peapots) curious to say the least. He appears to have gotten carried away with his research, throwing in London street names and locations with abandon.

In Waging War On Sexist Trolls, Feminists Echo The Victorian Ladies Who Campaigned Against Men's 'Coarse Jests'

Brendan O'Neill | Posted 26.03.2013 | UK Politics
Brendan O'Neill

Again and again, the assumption is made that women - far more so than men or teenage boys - are not cut out for negotiating the often dark, offensive internet. And so they need protecting from it; websites that offend them must be closed, and trolls who troll them must be silenced.

'Hysteria': Vibrators, Blanket Hornpipes And Why The Victorians Were No Prudes

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 18.09.2012 | UK Entertainment

This weekend will see the London release of the film Hysteria – a romantic comedy about the invention of the vibrator in Victorian England. Base...

The Movies 200 Years Before Cinema

Andrew Gill | Posted 16.10.2012 | Home
Andrew Gill

In 1961, when I was eleven years old, my father bought a rusty, tin magic lantern and a box of glass slides from a junk shop and I can still recall the excitement of giving my first show to friends.

Bring Back Victorian Loos!

Jonathan Fryer | Posted 12.11.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Jonathan Fryer

There were many things bad about the Victorian era; think workhouses, pollution and child labour. But one thing Victorians in Britain could rightly be proud of - and about which their modern counterparts should be heartily ashamed - was the provision of rightly-named Public Conveniences.