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Gone to the Shops

Gone to the Shops Author Kelley Graham
ISBN-10 9780275989989
Release 2008
Pages 148
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Explores the bustling world of Victorian shops and shopping, and the growing consumerism that bloomed during these times.

Life in Victorian England

Life in Victorian England Author Christopher Hibbert
ISBN-10 9781612309323
Release 2016-01-15
Pages 230
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Here, the eminent historian Christopher Hibbert explores life in Victorian England, a time when the British Empire was at its height, when the prosperous English basked in the Pax Britannica and thought their progress and stability would go on forever.

Courtship and Marriage in Victorian England

Courtship and Marriage in Victorian England Author Jennifer Phegley
ISBN-10 9780313375347
Release 2011-11-30
Pages 196
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This book examines the popular publications of the Victorian period, illuminating the intricacies of courtship and marriage from the differing perspectives of the working, middle, and upper classes.

Inside the Victorian Home

Inside the Victorian Home Author Judith Flanders
ISBN-10 0393052095
Release 2004
Pages 499
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Takes readers through daily life in a Victorian house on a room-by-room basis, providing detailed descriptions of each area's furnishings and decorations while recounting events that may have transpired in the parlor, master bedroom, scullery, sickroom, and more. By the author of A Circle of Sisters.

Food and Cooking in Victorian England

Food and Cooking in Victorian England Author Andrea Broomfield
ISBN-10 0275987086
Release 2007
Pages 201
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Provides a history of food and cooking in Victorian England, explaining how recipes reflected their writers' socioeconomic status, detailing the evolution of breakfast and lunch, and tracing the snob appeal of foods with French names.

Dickens s England

Dickens s England Author R. E. Pritchard
ISBN-10 UOM:39015056887618
Release 2002
Pages 284
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The Victorian period was, in Tennyson's phrase, an awful moment of transition. A society largely based on agriculture and traditional values and social hierarchies was transformed into one both stimulated and disordered by unprecedented growth in science, technology, industry, urbanization and population, and profound questioning of politics, morality and religion. Apart from visiting commentators such as the Americans Ralph Waldo Emerson and Nathaniel Hawthorne, the writers featured include Henry Mayhew, Elizabeth Gaskell, Anthony Trollope, William Cobbett and Charles Dickens himself. A miscellany some of the best, wittiest and most unusual Victorian writing, this work brings to life the variety and energy of the society that produced and inspired one of England's most famous authors.

Health Medicine and Society in Victorian England

Health  Medicine  and Society in Victorian England Author Mary Wilson Carpenter
ISBN-10 9780275989521
Release 2010
Pages 214
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This work offers a social and cultural history of Victorian medicine "from below," as experienced by ordinary practitioners and patients, often described in their own words. * Offers a chronology of medical history in Victorian England * Includes illustrations in every chapter, such as images from 19th-century medical textbooks, magazine cartoons, portraits, and paintings

Victorian Religion

Victorian Religion Author Julie Melnyk
ISBN-10 UOM:39015076144560
Release 2008
Pages 208
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Vividly describes the role of religion in everyday Victorian life, considering topics such as women's roles, the family, work, politics, spirituality, and the arts

How to be a Victorian

How to be a Victorian Author Ruth Goodman
ISBN-10 9780241958346
Release 2013-06-27
Pages 480
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How to be a Victorian - travel back in time with the BBC's Ruth Goodman Step into the skin of your ancestors . . . We know what life was like for Victoria and Albert. But what was it like for a commoner like you or me? How did it feel to cook with coal and wash with tea leaves? Drink beer for breakfast and clean your teeth with cuttlefish? Dress in whalebone and feed opium to the baby? Catch the omnibus to work and do the laundry in your corset? Surviving everyday life came down to the gritty details, the small necessities and tricks of living . . . How To Be A Victorian by Ruth Goodman is a radical new approach to history; a journey back in time more intimate, personal and physical than anything before. It is one told from the inside out - how our forebears interacted with the practicalities of their world - and it is a history of those things that make up the day-to-day reality of life, matters so small and seemingly mundane that people scarcely mention them in their diaries or letters. Moving through the rhythm of the day, from waking up to the sound of a knocker-upper man poking a stick at your window, to retiring for nocturnal activities, when the door finally closes on twenty four hours of life, this astonishing guide illuminates the overlapping worlds of health, sex, fashion, food, school, work and play. If you liked A Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval England or 1000 Years of Annoying the French, you will love this book. Ruth Goodman is an independent scholar and historian, specialising in social and domestic history. She works with a wide range of museums and other academic institutions exploring the past of ordinary people and their activities. She has presented a number of BBC 2 television series, including Victorian Farm, Edwardian Farm and Wartime Farm. In each of these programs, she spent a year recreating life from a different period. As well as her involvement with the Farm series, Ruth makes frequent appearances on The One Show and Coast.

Childhood and Death in Victorian England

Childhood and Death in Victorian England Author Sarah Seaton
ISBN-10 9781473877047
Release 2017-06-30
Pages 224
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In this fascinating book, the reader is taken on a journey of real life accounts of Victorian children, how they lived, worked, played and ultimately died. Many of these stories have remained hidden for over 100 years. They are now unearthed to reveal the hardship and cruel conditions experienced by many youngsters, such as a traveling fair child, an apprentice at sea and a trapper. The lives of the children of prostitutes, servant girls, debutantes and married women all intermingle, unified by one common factor – death. Drawing on actual instances of Infanticide and baby farming the reader is taken into a world of unmarried mothers, whose shame at being pregnant drove them to carry out horrendous crimes yet walk free from court, without consequence. For others, they were not so lucky. The Victorian children in this publication lived in the rapidly changing world of the Industrial Revolution. With the introduction of the New Poor Law in 1834 the future for some pauper children changed – but not for the better. Studies have also unearthed a religious sect known as the ‘Peculiar People’ and gives an insight into their beliefs. This book is not recommended for those easily offended as it does contain graphic descriptions of some child murders, although not intended to glorify the tragedies, they were necessary to inform the reader of the horrific extent that some killers went to. This book will appeal to anyone with an interest in the social history of the Victorian period.

Prison Life in Victorian England

Prison Life in Victorian England Author Michelle Higgs
ISBN-10 9780750984744
Release 2017-05-08
Pages 192
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It is a commonly held assumption that all Victorian prisons were grim, abhorrent places, loathed by their inmates. This is undoubtedly an accurate description of many English prisons in the nineteenth century However, because of the way in which prisons were run, there were two distinct types: convict prisons and local prisons. While convict prisons attempted to reform their inmates, local prisons acted as a deterrent. This meant that standards of accommodation and sanitation were lower than in convict prisons and treatment, particularly in terms of the hard labour prisoners were expected to undertake, was often more severe. Whichever type of prison they were sent to, for many prisoners and convicts from the poorest classes, prison life compared favourably with their own miserable existence at home.

Daily Life in Victorian England

Daily Life in Victorian England Author Sally Mitchell
ISBN-10 0313294674
Release 1996
Pages 311
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The most comprehensive social history of Victorian England to date.

A Visitor s Guide to Victorian England

A Visitor s Guide to Victorian England Author Michelle Higgs
ISBN-10 9781781592830
Release 2014-02-12
Pages 224
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Step into the past and experience the sights, sounds and smells of Victorian England, from clothing to cuisine, toilet arrangements to transport _ and everything in between!??HAVE YOU EVER IMAGINED what it would be like to visit the Victorian era? How would you find the best seat on an omnibus, deal with unwanted insects and vermin, get in and out of a vehicle while wearing a crinoline, and avoid catching an infectious disease? Michelle Higgs answers all these questions, and reveals the minutiae of Victorian daily life. Drawing on a wide range of sources, this book blends accurate historical details with compelling stories to bring the period to life. A must-read for seasoned social history fans, costume drama lovers, history students and anyone with an interest in the nineteenth century.??Discover the hidden details of history, from how to fend off pickpockets to the correct way to fasten a corset.??As featured in the Express & Star and Black Country Bugle.

Shocking Bodies

Shocking Bodies Author Iwan Rhys Morus
ISBN-10 9780752463810
Release 2011-04-11
Pages 224
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From electric corsets to questioning the existence of God, the story of the profound effects electricity had upon the lives and the worldview of the Victorians Although electricity was known about by the ancient Egyptians, it was not until the Victorian era that its potential really began to be realized. Luigi Galvani's discovery of bioelectricity opened up a whole new world of possibilities, in which it could cure sickness, restore sexual potency, and even raise the dead. This book explores how the Victorians thought about electricity, and how they tried to use it to answer the fundamental questions about life and death. It discusses the beliefs they came into being about electricity—some believed that it was life, which brought into question the existence of the soul, and of God, and provided arguments in favor of political Radicalism. Doctors prescribed electrical therapy and the masses were offered electric belts or corsets, at a price, that were claimed to have amazing restorative properties. This is the story of how electricity emerged during the 19th century as a powerful new tool for making sense of the world.

The Victorian City

The Victorian City Author Judith Flanders
ISBN-10 9781466835450
Release 2014-07-15
Pages 544
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From the New York Times bestselling and critically acclaimed author of The Invention of Murder, an extraordinary, revelatory portrait of everyday life on the streets of Dickens' London. The nineteenth century was a time of unprecedented change, and nowhere was this more apparent than London. In only a few decades, the capital grew from a compact Regency town into a sprawling metropolis of 6.5 million inhabitants, the largest city the world had ever seen. Technology—railways, street-lighting, and sewers—transformed both the city and the experience of city-living, as London expanded in every direction. Now Judith Flanders, one of Britain's foremost social historians, explores the world portrayed so vividly in Dickens' novels, showing life on the streets of London in colorful, fascinating detail.From the moment Charles Dickens, the century's best-loved English novelist and London's greatest observer, arrived in the city in 1822, he obsessively walked its streets, recording its pleasures, curiosities and cruelties. Now, with him, Judith Flanders leads us through the markets, transport systems, sewers, rivers, slums, alleys, cemeteries, gin palaces, chop-houses and entertainment emporia of Dickens' London, to reveal the Victorian capital in all its variety, vibrancy, and squalor. From the colorful cries of street-sellers to the uncomfortable reality of travel by omnibus, to the many uses for the body parts of dead horses and the unimaginably grueling working days of hawker children, no detail is too small, or too strange. No one who reads Judith Flanders's meticulously researched, captivatingly written The Victorian City will ever view London in the same light again.

This Victorian Life

This Victorian Life Author Sarah A. Chrisman
ISBN-10 9781510700734
Release 2015-11-03
Pages 332
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Part memoir, part micro-history, this is an exploration of the present through the lens of the past. We all know that the best way to study a foreign language is to go to a country where it's spoken, but can the same immersion method be applied to history? How do interactions with antique objects influence perceptions of the modern world? From Victorian beauty regimes to nineteenth-century bicycles, custard recipes to taxidermy experiments, oil lamps to an ice box, Sarah and Gabriel Chrisman decided to explore nineteenth-century culture and technologies from the inside out. Even the deepest aspects of their lives became affected, and the more immersed they became in the late Victorian era, the more aware they grew of its legacies permeating the twenty-first century. Most of us have dreamed of time travel, but what if that dream could come true? Certain universal constants remain steady for all people regardless of time or place. No matter where, when, or who we are, humans share similar passions and fears, joys and triumphs. In her first book, Victorian Secrets, Chrisman recalled the first year she spent wearing a Victorian corset 24/7. In This Victorian Life, Chrisman picks up where Secrets left off and documents her complete shift into living as though she were in the nineteenth century.

Victorian Needlework

Victorian Needlework Author Kathryn Ledbetter
ISBN-10 9780313386602
Release 2012-01-31
Pages 189
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• Patterns and illustrations from women's periodicals and pattern books of the time provide a window into Victorian life that will be especially intriguing to the legions who practice these crafts today • Quotations from memoirs, works of fiction, and poetry allow readers to share the experiences of women of the period