A Victorian Diary

A Victorian Diary is part of a series showing life in Victorian times. Events are reported by fictional character Maggie Johnson and by other characters she meets, providing different perspectives. This series would help develop literacy skills.

There are 5 videos in this series.

15 mins School Days
This is the first introduction to Maggie Johnson, whose diary entries allow us to follow her life from the age of 10 in Victorian Britain.
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15 mins Downstairs, Upstairs
In the second episode, Maggie Johnson finds work at Pockerley Manor, until her old rival Susan Bailey appears.
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15 mins Strike
Maggie begins her new job as Jim Carter's photography assistant and there is good news from Bessie.
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15 mins Down But Not Out
Out of work and distressed, Maggie meets Bessie, who comforts her and helps to find her another job at the match-making factory, Bryant and May.
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15 mins Final Chapter
In the last instalment of Maggie's story, years have passed and Maggie and Jim are happily married with two children.
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