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The Victorian Slum

This fine series comes to an end this week, with the participants finally entering the 20th Century as the Edwardian era begins in 1901.
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This fine series comes to an end this week, with the participants finally entering the 20th Century as the Edwardian era begins in 1901

This fine series comes to an end this week, with the participants finally entering the 20th Century as the Edwardian era begins in 1901.

A nation hugely divided between the haves and have-nots began to change, with the rise of the Co-operative, Trade Union and suffrage movements, and there were attempts by politicians to help the poor, suggesting big steps forward and a visible change in attitudes to poverty.

How will slum clearances impact the East Enders? Another fascinating slice of living history.