The Victorian era lasted 20 years and began on June, 20 1837. The era ended an Jan. 22, 1901. The Victorian era occurred in British history and took place during the reign of Queen Victoria.
The Victorian era was a time in Britain that was characterized by peace, prosperity and self-confidence for the nation of Britain. In the culture of the time, there was a shift away from rationalism and a focus on romanticism and mysticism. In the fields of literature and history, this time period is characterized as Victorianism. The architecture during the era was primarily gothic revival architecture.