The Victorian Era
While the oldest use of this term was in the 1820’s, it was first used definitively in the 1840’s by the author Thomas Carlyle in his book On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and The Heroic in History. The phrase he used was “Odinism was Valour; Christianism was humility, a nobler kind of Valour.”
Photograph of Thomas Carlyle.
Last revised on December 31, 2021.