Virtual Museum Canada

Sir SandFord Fleming - The Knight Of Time

A Man Of His Time

A changing society

Members of the middle class lounging in Hyde Park
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The prosperity of the Victorian era created a new middle class. At the same time, working-class men, women and children worked exhausting hours in the urban manufacturing plants belonging to the middle class.

English factory during the Industrial Era
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Some thinkers protested against the treatment meted out to factory workers who worked under atrocious conditions for starvation wages, 10 to 15 hours a day, six days a week.