‘A Jekyll in the Classroom, a Hyde in the Street’: Queen Victoria’s Hooligans

  • Geoffrey Pearson

Abstract

In debates on juvenile crime and the youth question today we hear a great deal about ‘Victorian values’. It may help to reflect, then, on what the Victorians themselves thought about the morals of their own young people. Were these really the ‘good old days’, where the family and the school exercised proper disciplines on the rising generation? Was authority given its due respect? Did young people really know their place?

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