Retrieved on 25th January 2018 from: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The_haymarket_at_midnight.jpg. A painting made in 1861 called The Haymarket-Midnight, by Mayhew, Henry; Tuckniss, William.This painting shows one area in Victorian London that was well-known for the number of prostitutes inhabiting the area.

The Contagious Diseases Acts: Injustice against women civil liberties

by Haaris Mahmood The Victorian period witnessed significant medical advancement that saved countless lives and greatly developed society and medicine overall. The 1848 Public Health Act and the introduction of chloroform in 1846 developed Victorian society by regulating greater hygiene upon society and the effective administration of anaesthesia on patients.[1]However, one controversial and debated medical…

Josephine Butler: The Forgotten Feminist

by Adam Millar Born in 1828, Josephine Butler (neé Grey) was a social reformer and a women’s activist during the Victorian period, best known for leading the campaign for the repeal of the Contagious Diseases Acts, as well as campaigning for higher education for women.[1] From a young age Josephine was influenced by her father…