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Victorian (en.)The Victorian era began with the reign of Queen Victoria and ended with her death (June 20, 1837 – January 22, 1901).

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Digital Victorian Periodical Poetry DVPP Digital Victorian Periodical Poetry explores the poetry most read in the long Victorian period: poems published in periodicals, magazines, and newspapers dating from 1817 to 1901.
Once a Week (en.) Launched by Bradbury and Evans, the publisher of Household Words, after their split with Dickens, Once a Week (1859-1880) was a weekly middle-class family magazine that prominently featured illustrations.(Digital Victorian Periodical Poetry website)

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Morten, Thomas (en.) b. 1836
d. 1866
Nationality: English
Occupation: Illustrator
Residence: London
Illustrator and painter of genre scenes. Born in Uxbridge, Middlesex. Lived in London. Studied at Leigh’s Central Practical School of Art and the Royal Academy Schools. Exhibited at the Royal Academy, Portland Gallery, and Society of British Artists. Briefly a member of the Hogarth Club, but was removed due to his differences with the Pre-Raphaelites. Married Henrietta Heaton on 23 August 1862. Contributed to London Society and The Quiver. Member of the Savage Club. Friends with James McNeil Whistler, George Du Maurier, and Edward Poynter. Biographical information: Houfe 395, Wood 330, ODNB. (Biographical information: Digital Victorian Periodical Poetry website)
Thornbury, George Walter (en.) b. 13 November 1828
d. 11 June 1876
Occupation: Poet, journalist, art critic, novelist, and biographer of J. M. W. Turner.
Born in London. Educated at Cheam, Surrey. Married Harriett Furmedge on 7 October 1873. Prolific poetry and prose contributor to many periodicals and newspapers, including Bentley’s Miscellany, Ainsworth’s, Once a Week, Household Words, All the Year Round, Athenaeum, and Chambers’s Journal. Poetry volumes include Songs of the Cavaliers and Roundheads (1857) and Historical and Legendary Ballads and Songs (1875). Biographical information: Digital Victorian Poetry Periodical website.