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Dr. Taddeo presented a very interesting and accessible talk on the Victorian era pertaining to crime and the scandal arising from it. She also looked behind some of the more infamous events to detail how it affected the victims and their families and how it was not limited to one social class. Prejudices against groups of people and professions were also discussed. The slides presented along with the discussion were excellent.
The topic interested meeting because I have recently read a story about a serial killer from that time period. The scandals around Queen Victoria were new to me. Quite enjoyable. It was another way of looking at history and I enjoyed it.
I really enjoyed this seminar. It was filled with interesting stories that gave a glimpse into many of the issues of the time through the intersections of scandal and crime.
My first Context Travel lecture will not be much last!
This is a fascinating discussion of the Victorians, their foibles, and their scandals. I have a new appreciation for the dark side of the 19th century.