The Working and Middle Classes in Victorian Era England

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The content on this website reflects research supporting elements of the storyline in

The Ambition & Destiny Series

A family saga set in and around Birmingham, England between 1839 and 1910.

The 19th century was a time of rapid change and thanks to the Industrial Revolution saw the country evolve from a largely rural environment to an urban, industrialised one. It also gave men the opportunity to rise from their working-class origins to join the ranks of the middle-classes.

Almost every aspect of life changed over the course of these sixty years and
The Ambition & Destiny Series tells of one family’s trials, tragedies, and triumphs as they seek their fortune.

Use the menu bar above to discover more about the lives of the Victorians and
for further details of the series.

Books available:

A standalone, short story prequel: Condemned by Fate

Part 1: Hooks & Eyes

Part 2: Less Than Equals

Part 3: When Time Runs Out

Part 4: Only One Winner

Part 5: Different World

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