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The Victorian era (1837-1901) was a period of time on Earth defined by and named for the reign of Queen Victoria I of Great Britain.

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Caucasian women from the Victorian era often had a particular look, with pale, translucent-colored skin and large eyes with heavy eyelids. (TOS - The Lost Years novel: Recovery)

Their clothing was dramatically different from that of 20th century Earth. (TOS novel: Death's Angel)

They maintained proper table manners and etiquette. They were private, not openly discussing personal matters such as sex. (TNG - The Captain's Table novel: Where Sea Meets Sky, VOY episode: "Blood Fever")

They were considered provincial, at least by Shiboline M'Ress. (NF novel: Cold Wars)

They were regarded as pragmatic and uncompromising. Victorian businessmen were considered ruthlessly competitive, at least according to some Americans. (TOS novel: Ishmael)

A legend from the era held that strenuous exercise kept one’s mind from thinking of the opposite sex, at least according to James T. Kirk. (TOS novelization: Charlie's Law)

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In 2267, Trelane's Victorian drawing room contained mementos from Earth's Napoleonic wars, and Trelane dressed in fashions from the mid-1800s, purporting to be a retired general from that era who went by the title of squire. (TOS novelization: The Squire of Gothos)

While growing up, Tonia Barrows and her mother often visited The Gilded Rose, a Victorian era tea house located in a grove in the English countryside. In 2267 during shore leave on the Amusement Park planet, she took Leonard McCoy to a recreation of the house, and afterwards he visited the gift shop and got her a small stuffed teddy bear he named "Teabag". Thirty years later, she placed Teabag in the bouquet she carried at their wedding. (TOS - Crucible novel: Provenance of Shadows)

In 2273 of the Phase II continuity, one alien entity was such a fan of the Victorian era that he fashioned himself to be Lord Robert Standish, the Third Earl of Lancashire, claiming that he was snatched from England in the late 19th century. (Phase II episode: "Lord Bobby's Obsession")

In the 2360s, Data and Geordi LaForge participated in Sherlock Holmes mysteries on the holodeck, with Data assuming the role of Holmes and LaForge as John Watson. In one of Arthur Conan Doyle's stories, "The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans", Queen Victoria gave Holmes a tie pin after he recovered the stolen plans. (TNG episodes: "Elementary, Dear Data", "Ship in a Bottle")

In 2371, Kathryn Janeway's holonovel program Janeway Lambda 1 was set in Victorian England. Janeway portrayed the character Lucille Davenport, the governess of Lord Burleigh. (VOY episodes: "Cathexis", "Learning Curve", "Persistence of Vision", VOY novel: Homecoming)

In 2372, as Beverly Crusher began to direct a new production of A Christmas Carol aboard the USS Enterprise-E, she noticed that the holodeck had not done its ordinarily spectacular job of reproducing Victorian England. Her set lacked imaginative touches she realized had been added by Lieutenant Royce when they had been aboard the USS Enterprise-D. (TNG - Slings and Arrows eBook: That Sleep of Death)

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