From the Publisher
When Victoria came to the throne in 1837, Britain was on the brink of world supremacy in the production of iron, steel, and steam engines, and had seen an explosion of growth and developments that included railways, the electric telegraph, and wool production. The tremendous feeling of national pride was celebrated in the Great Exhibition of 1851. Drawing on his consummate skill as a storyteller, Adam Hart–Davis shows how Victorian movers and shakers changed our world.
About the Author
Adam Hart-Davis was educated at Eton and Oxford. He is best known for presenting on BBC2 'What the Romans Did for Us' and 'Local Heroes'. He also presents science programmes on Radio 4 and is a photographer whose pictures have appeared in hundreds of books and magazines.