David Cannadine discusses his new book, Victorious Century: The United Kingdom, 1800-1906, with William Whyte.
“To live in nineteenth-century Britain was to experience an astonishing series of changes, of a kind for which there was simply no precedent in human experience. There were revolutions in transport, communication, work; cities grew vast; scientific ideas made the intellectual landscape unrecognizable. This was an exhilarating time, but also a horrifying one.”
Victorious Century is Volume 9 of The Penguin History of Britain.
Professor Sir David Cannadine PBA is Dodge Professor of History at Princeton University, President of the British Academy, and General Editor of the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Professor William Whyte is Professor of Social and Architectural History at Oxford University. His publications include Redbrick: a social and architectural history of Britain's civic universities (2015) and Unlocking the Church: the lost secrets of Victorian secret space (2017).
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