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.