The period of British history when Queen Victoria ruled; it includes the entire second half of the nineteenth century, a time when Britain was the most powerful nation in the world. The Victorian period was known for a rather stern morality. It was also marked by a general earnestness about life and by a confidence that Britain's domestic prosperity (see Industrial Revolution) and vast holdings overseas (see British Empire) were signs of the country's overall righteousness (see white man's burden). As the Victorian period continued, however, such easy beliefs were increasingly challenged.
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Unlike the Soviet Union at a certain period in history, the Russian economy does not hold a candle to that of the United States.
The detectives are still at it, seeking to account for a period of time when Brinsley may well have paused to sit somewhere.
The idea that January 1st initiates a period of new beginning is not a flash of Hallmark brilliance.
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Neither could her three-week, multi-thousand dollar stay, which was supposed to be a recovery period.The Insurance Company Promised a Gender Reassignment. Then They Made a Mistake.|James Joiner|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The reformers of the earlier period were not indifferent to the need for centralized organization in the banking system.Readings in Money and Banking|Chester Arthur Phillips
Tobacco at this period was also rolled up in the leaves of the Palm and smoked.
She did her work at a most interesting period in Dutch painting.Women in the fine arts, from the Seventh Century B.C. to the Twentieth Century A.D.|Clara Erskine Clement
(p. 054) At this period it appears that tobacco was used as money, and as the measure of price and value.
At this period it brought enormous prices, the finest selling at from fifteen to eighteen shillings per pound.