36. VICTORIOUS CENTURY: THE UNITED KINGDOM, 1800-1906

Baillie Gifford Tent, Wed 27th June 18:30 - 19:30 (60 mins)

Generously supported by
THE STEPHENSON JAMES TRUST

19th century Britain saw an astonishing series of unprecedented changes. There were revolutions in transport, communication, work; cities grew vast; scientific ideas made the intellectual landscape unrecognisable. This was both exhilarating and horrifying. Pre-eminent historian Professor Sir David Cannadine will create a bold, fascinating new interpretation of the nineteenth century in this country in all its energy and dynamism, darkness and vice.

The Victorious Century was shortlisted for the 2018 Duff Cooper Prize.