About This Blogsite

I have had to do a lot of research into the Victorian Age to write Dr. Wendell Howe's Twitter site and to write my novels. A lot of people following me are also interested in Victorian research for a book they are writing, but also for steampunk costuming, etc. So when I run across a great site I will post it here. If you find something, feel free to let me know in the comments, or contact me on Twitter at @Scablander or email me at Jeanette@scablander.com.

Friday, October 30, 2009

The Victorian Dictionary

Created by writer Lee Jackson this is a Gold Mine! Although focusing on London it is probably the best site out there on Victorian culture. Much of it is original documents! Great place to also get place names to drop. He covers about every topic and is constantly adding to this collection. He also has a large collection of "penny dreadfuls" and Punch cartoons.

Lee Jackson has also published a book of this site, as well as some mystery novels set in...well, you guessed it. Haven't read them yet, but I'm sure the man knows his subject very well!

This is the first place I head when I need to know details on the day to day life of the Victorians.

Link to: The Victorian Dictionary
Link to Lee's blog site with updates and additions: The Cat's Meat Shop. Lee describes this as an appendix to the website.


  1. Hello Dr Wendell - I certainly agree that Lee Jackson's sites are brilliant for lovers of the Victorian era. If you are interested in what Victorian women were reading then please do check out my site. http://victorianwomen.blogspot.com/ I own a very large collection of Victorian periodicals and upload bits from them when time allows - at the moment, by popular request, it is mostly the serialised romantic fiction stories, but I have already put up a large number of articles. If there is a particular topic you are interested in do email me as I may be able to find specific articles for you. Regards Jane

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