This lecture aims to provide a survey of the changes in 19th-century Britain, from technological and economic advancement to artistic movements. To give the survey a clear structure, 19th-century British history will not only be divided into periods but also into several histories such as the history of class relations and the franchise, major legal changes, women's history, history of the Empire, intellectual and art history, and the history of Ireland and Scotland. The interconnectedness and current relevance of these histories will be pointed out where appropriate. Though by no means being comprehensive, the lecture will serve to illustrate, with the help of selected aspects, the complexity of change in many areas of British society. It will draw on 19th-century sources as well as recent historiography and highlight the process of constructing and revising history.