The Victorian Era in Britain and Elsewhere


Victorian England was a player on the world stage, and Sherlock Holmes often interacted with people from other nations. The time period in which Holmes lived and worked is known for its strict morality, the stark divide between the rich and poor, and the emphasis it placed on etiquette. The era is named after the 1837-1901 reign of Queen Victoria, whose influence extended beyond the British Empire and set trends around the world.