I think my top choice would the Victorian era, which included the Industrial Revolution. Dramatic leaps in knowledge took place during Queen Victoria’s long reign, and it would be amazing to see so many inventions being introduced to the world. It was also an era of expanding social consciousness, in part because these modern conveniences created leisure time that had not existed for the working person before.
I would pick this era for a much more frivolous reason, as well. I also adore Victorian clothing. The hats! Oh, the hats! The fitted shirtwaists and the voluminous skirts. Oh, my! If I was rich enough then, I would have a roomful of these gorgeous confections.
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