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Should Victorian-era Architecture be "Saved at all Costs"?, The height of Gothic Revival: the Palace of Westminster (also known as the Houses of Parliament), London. Image © David Hunt

Should Victorian-era Architecture be "Saved at all Costs"?

Should Victorian-era Architecture be "Saved at all Costs"?, The height of Gothic Revival: the Palace of Westminster (also known as the Houses of Parliament), London. Image © David Hunt

Britain’s heritage of piers dates from the boom in seaside resorts during the Victorian era.

Britain’s heritage of piers dates from the boom in seaside resorts during the Victorian era.

Victorian Era 19th century Cabinet Card Portraits with reverse side (1870s to 1880s)

Victorian Era 19th century Cabinet Card Portraits with reverse side (1870s to 1880s)

Victorian Era 19th century Cabinet Card Portraits with reverse side (1870s to 1880s)

Victorian Era 19th century Cabinet Card Portraits with reverse side (1870s to 1880s)

Frederick William English (front) and other servants at Egglestone Hall.

Frederick William English (front) and other servants at Egglestone Hall.

1877: Victorian flower women selling bouquets at Covent Garden market. Original Publication: From 'Street Life In London' by John Thomson and Adolphe Smith - pub. 1877 (Photo by John Thomson/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

1877: Victorian flower women selling bouquets at Covent Garden market. Original Publication: From 'Street Life In London' by John Thomson and Adolphe Smith - pub. 1877 (Photo by John Thomson/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Household servant at Shibden Hall photographed about 1860 © West Yorkshire Archive Service

Household servant at Shibden Hall photographed about 1860 © West Yorkshire Archive Service

Victorians were found to have had quicker reaction times than modern Westerners Roger-Viollet/Rex Features  The Victorians were quicker, smarter and more creative than people in contemporary Britain, according to a study. Despite theories suggesting that we have become cleverer over the centuries, studies of reaction times have revealed that our IQ has dropped by an average of 14 points, and we are slower than in the Victorian era.

The Victorians were so much smarter than us

Victorians were found to have had quicker reaction times than modern Westerners Roger-Viollet/Rex Features The Victorians were quicker, smarter and more creative than people in contemporary Britain, according to a study. Despite theories suggesting that we have become cleverer over the centuries, studies of reaction times have revealed that our IQ has dropped by an average of 14 points, and we are slower than in the Victorian era.

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