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Victorian Era Upper Class: Men and Women’s Life

The Victorian Upper Class consisted of the King and the Queen, Aristocrats, Nobles, Dukes, Viscounts and other wealthy families working in the Victorian courts. Another distinguishing factor was that the nature of their work was such that it held them in a powerful position giving authority, better living conditions and other facilities which were out of the reach of the other two classes.

Upper class women in Victorian era
Upper class women in Victorian era

The hereditary families belonging to aristocrats by the early 19th century had taken a keen interest in the industrial sector. Due to the changing nature of the basic standard of living of the people, the traditional aristocratic class was now slowing disappearing and instead, a new combination of nobles and the steadily growing wealthy class comprised of the Upper section of the society.

The Upper Class was by inheritance a Royal Class which was completely different from the Middle class or the Working Class. Many times it so happened that these Aristocrats did not work as other classes to make a living because for centuries together their families had been gathering enough money for each generation to live a luxurious life. Thus, they were never short of money.

However, there were a number of aristocrats who managed huge industries like mining or shipping, etc. In terms of education also those belonging to the rich families got the best tutors to provide education. The fact that they represented the royal class gave these people an advantage at everything. They could buy expensive clothes imported from Europe, or afford other riches of life that was beyond the scope of others.