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The Victorians laid over 20,000 miles of railway lines, revolutionising how Britain communicated, traded and lived. In this six-part series, the Victorian Farm team of Ruth Goodman, Peter Ginn and Alex Langlands explore how the railways built modern Britain. Ruth reveals how a more connected Britain made coal more affordable – changing the way we cooked and forcing women to spend more time in the home as the burden of housework increased.