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Timeline for 1897
19th century | 1890s

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During the summer of 1897, the Giant's Heart was hidden in the Tower of London until it could be set into the royal crown. Vastra, Jenny Flint, and Strax were tasked with protecting it. The Doctor arrived and replaced it with a different alien gem. (PROSE: The Giant's Heart)

In November, there were huge distortions in the time stream. The Seventh Doctor, Roz Forrester and Chris Cwej visited Paris at this time. (PROSE: The Death of Art)

Benjamin Wainwright, the future husband of the temporally displaced Kathy Nightingale, was born. (TV: Blink)

British inventor Theophilus Tolliver constructed a time machine. (COMIC: The Eternal Present)

Constance Harding was born. (PROSE: Human Nature)

Fiora Venn began a relationship with Faraday. (AUDIO: Movers)