Keeping up appearances: Were the Victorians really so civilized?

The notion of the Victorian era has historically been one of a formal, well-mannered, civilized and seemingly repressed society. New research challenges this neatly preserved image of Victorianism and reveals aspects of society and Victorian expression which lay beneath the façade.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/12/151207082449.htm

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