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This article focuses on Alice's home world.
For Cruella De Vil's home world, see 1920s England.
For the Land Without Magic location, see London.

Cyrus: What place do you call home?
Alice: England. Although it hasn't exactly felt like home, lately.

Cyrus and Alice src

Victorian England is a world featured on ABC's Once Upon a Time in Wonderland and Once Upon a Time. It first appears in the first episode of the spin-off series.

Victorian England is based on England from the novels Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Through the Looking-Glass, Pride and Prejudice, Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and Mary Reilly, and the animated Disney film Alice in Wonderland and the live-action Disney film of the same name.


Before First Curse

From Victorian England, Alice goes to Wonderland as a young girl after following the White Rabbit down a hole. After returning home, she informs her father of these adventures. Her long absence has proved to be a trying time for her father, who believed she had died. Her father is convinced by a doctor that she is delusional, so Alice sets out to find proof. ("Down the Rabbit Hole")

Henry Jekyll is a scientist in Victorian England and creates a serum to split apart the good and bad natures of a person. He attempts to get funding to complete it from the academy Dr. Lydgate works for, but he does not succeed. Soon afterward, Rumplestiltskin arrives in the world and adds magic to the serum to complete it. Jekyll uses the serum to become Mr. Hyde and force Dr. Lydgate to admit him into the academy. During this time, Jekyll becomes infatuated with Lydgate's daughter, Mary and becomes Mr. Hyde so he can convince Mary to be with Jekyll. However, the plan backfires after Mary admits her feelings for Hyde and the pair soon sleep together. The next morning Jekyll wakes up and after discovering what happened, pushes Mary out the window. He turns himself back into Hyde who is heartbroken and when Rumplestiltskin discovers that he can still love he banishes him to the Land of Untold Stories.("Strange Case")

Alice, witnessing the death of her lover, Cyrus, in Wonderland, returns home in a despondent state. She reunites with her father, Edwin, though many years have passed. Alice discovers he has since remarried another woman, Sarah, and has a second daughter, Millie, so she attempts to reconfigure herself into their lives. During an evening dinner, Alice becomes upset at Sarah's suggestion that she have tea with a young man, and she shocks her family by crushing a wine glass. After having a nightmare about how Cyrus died, she tells a curious Millie about him. Edwin and Sarah, believing Cyrus is an imaginary figure, push Alice to move on. At breakfast, Alice angrily walks out upon seeing her father and stepmother have brought the young man as a means to force her to engage with him. Realizing his daughter is beyond his help, Edwin sends her to an asylum. Crushed over her father's disbelief in her, Alice packs her belongings and waits outside the house where she is picked up by the asylum doctor, Dr. Lydgate. As they leave in a carriage, Alice sadly looks on to see Edwin, Sarah and Millie by the window as a family while she is left out. ("Who's Alice")

After First Curse

Twenty-eight years later, after the Dark Curse is broken, Dr. Lydgate proposes a new type of medical solution that will take Alice's pain away as well removing her memories of Wonderland. She consents to the treatment and retires to her quarters, when the Knave of Hearts and the White Rabbit arrive to take her to Wonderland since Cyrus has been sighted alive. The trio escape the asylum to the town alleyway where the White Rabbit creates a portal, which they use to access Wonderland. ("Down the Rabbit Hole")

From Wonderland, Jafar pays a visit to Bethlem Asylum and meets Dr. Lydgate to uncover information about Alice. He meets with Alice's father, Edwin, and shows him the White Rabbit as proof of Wonderland's existence. Edwin then travels to Wonderland with Jafar and the White Rabbit. Jafar, adamant that Alice use up her three wishes so the genie bottle will no longer belong to her, threatens Edwin's life. After she uses a wish to whisk her father home, Edwin awakens in his study room and mistakes his experience in Wonderland as just an over-imaginative dream. ("Who's Alice", "Bad Blood")

After defeating Jafar, Alice returns to Victorian England with Cyrus and gets married, and Edwin finally believing in his daughter's tales of Wonderland. Most of their Wonderland friends attended the wedding including Will and Anastasia. After the wedding, Alice and Cyrus bids farewell to their friends, who return to Wonderland. ("And They Lived...")

After Third Curse
Years after her adventuring days, Alice reads stories of her past journey in Wonderland to her young daughter, who dubs the tale "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" as Cyrus approaches carrying tea for them. From a far distance, the White Rabbit watches the happy family. ("And They Lived...")

After Sixth Curse
After Roni casts a curse to unite the realms, Victorian England is brought to Storybrooke. ("Leaving Storybrooke")



For detailed location information, please see the Victorian England Locations category, or the list of minor Victorian England locations.

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