The Victorian era, which lasted from 1837 to 1901, gave birth to a rapidly evolving new world; England entered a time of prosperous trade and wealth through imperialism and colonialism. However, the fruits of rapid industrialization came at a high cost to working and poor class individuals.1 Death rates rapidly increased among individuals working in industrious jobs due to a lack of labor laws and safety regulations. Sickness spread quickly, as many families lived in tiny, terribly ventilated flats that often went uncleaned. Many children died from injury from the back-breaking labor forced upon them, malnourishment, and fast-spreading illness. While high levels of death constantly loomed over the working class, it remained present in the minds of upper-class individuals as well, typically in the form of infant and child death.

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