The Victorian Era refers to the reign of Queen Victoria which would be:
“It was a long period of peace, prosperity, refined sensibilities and national self-confidence for Britain.”
(John Wolffe (1997). Religion in Victorian Britain: Culture and empire. Volume V. Manchester University Press. pp. 129–30.)
Steampunk plots are often set in a time frame which roughly cover the reigns of both Victoria and Edward VII.
The reign of Edward VII was 1901-1910.
Remember that simply setting a story during this time period is not enough to make it Steampunk.
A Steampunk story includes anachronistic technologies. This means that technology from another time can be included.
Females are often given more freedom in a Steampunk story than what would have been commonly found during the Victorian-Edwardian Era.
So what is an Era, really?
Today’s Assignment: Write a short story. Include technology from today in a Victorian-Edwardian setting.