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Learn all about William Wordsworth and his romantic poet contemporaries at Dove Cottage, one of his beloved homes in the Lake District.

Britain still had an empire to run and in 1876 any young men ardent for some desperate glory would make their way to the Mitre and Dove public house. There the recruiting sergeants of any number of regiments would cajole young aspirants to military honors. The local police officer is second from left!

These Vintage Photos Of London During The Victorian Era Are Both Creepy And Fascinating

Although Spitalfield is in London, this pix does not do justice to capture the real 19th century London.