the Victorian Era
Period following the Georgian era, marked by the long reign of Queen Victoria and the heyday of the Industrial Revolution and the British Empire. The United Kingdom was then considered the worshop of the world. Period known as well for its reinterpretation of the Gothic style in Gothic Revival style associated with Middle Eastern and Asian influences. The beginning of this century saw the Middle Ages come back in force with a renewed interest in Germanic myths, which in England resulted in a reinterpretation of the Arthurian cycle: This current is called “Gothic Revival”, which was born in reaction to the industrial era in which profit was the law. The need was growing to refocus on a more human, chivalrous and spiritual side. It was then recovered by the Victorian neo-classical who would idealize Antiquity (which pushed many Europeans to travel the “Grand Tour”, these journeys of discovery round the Mediterranean countries).