The Victorians didn’t have Twitter, but how different are they really, from us? By virtue of its length, the Victorian period saw incredible changes throughout the world. The influence of this period of history permeates the culture of 21st century. Similarly, our current ‘Elizabethan’ period, by virtue of its length, has seen incredible technological and social change.
In so many ways, we like to distance ourselves from the traditional, stuffy, and fussy ways of our Victorian ancestors. Yet, at a human level, how much have we really changed? If we imagine the Victorian’s with Twitter accounts, are they really that distant? Are we really that different?
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