Isle Of Wight In Victorian Era: Stunning Photos Capture Largest England’s Island In Vivid Colors

The Isle of Wight is the largest county in England. The earliest human settlement on this island dates back to the early bronze age. The island was annexed to Wessex in 661 and subsequently bestowed on the king of Sussex. Queen Victoria also spent her holidays on this Island and became fond of it and she made Osborne House her winter home. In the Victorian era, the island was a royal holiday resort. The Victorians built several fortifications including the Palmerston Forts, The Needles Batteries and Fort Victoria.

These stunning colorized photographs capture Isle of Wight in the late 19th century — capturing streets, landmarks, forts, and landscapes.

Also check, Derbyshire and Cornwall in the Victorian era.

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