Festival talks by Jacob Rees-Mogg

115. THE VICTORIANS: TWELVE TITANS WHO FORGED BRITAIN

Generously supported by
THE CRESCENT TRUST

Many associate the Victorian era with austere social attitudes and filthy factories. Jacob Rees-Mogg will discuss with Tim Bouverie a very different picture of the age, one of bright ambition, bold self-belief and determined industriousness. Whether through Peel’s commitment to building free trade, Palmerston’s deft diplomacy in international affairs, or Brunel’s incredible engineering feats, the Victorians transformed the nation and established Britain as a preeminent global force.

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