Everyday Life in Regency and Victorian England

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In this timesaving reference book, respected author and historian Kristine Hughes brings 19th century England to life as she leads you through the details that characterize this fascinating era. From slice-of-life facts, anecdotes and firsthand accounts, to sweeping timelines and major historical events, this guide presents the delightful and often surprising daily realities of Regency and Victorian England. With it, you'll craft a vibrant story as you learn what people ate, from pigeon pie and turtle dinners to ...
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Overview

In this timesaving reference book, respected author and historian Kristine Hughes brings 19th century England to life as she leads you through the details that characterize this fascinating era. From slice-of-life facts, anecdotes and firsthand accounts, to sweeping timelines and major historical events, this guide presents the delightful and often surprising daily realities of Regency and Victorian England. With it, you'll craft a vibrant story as you learn what people ate, from pigeon pie and turtle dinners to syllabub and milk punch, where a prisoner would go if he were remanded to the "hulks;" the four coats a gentleman must have in his wardrobe, and other fashion requirements of the era; the rules honored by decent society, from the proper way to promenade to the polite hours to "call;" how couples married and divorced, through churching, wife-selling and other practices; what people did for work, from cottagers and climbing boys to milkmaids and manservants; the meaning of common slang words like mawleys and moleskins; what Cook's Tours were life and where they could take the adventurous; and trends in entertainment, such as dandies, panoramas and more.
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Details technological and social aspects of daily life in 19th century England, with descriptions, excerpts from diaries and letters, recipes, timelines and charts, and b&w photos and illustrations. Includes chapters on heating and plumbing, fashion, the military, banking, shopping, and etiquette. Useful for students, authors, researchers, and period enthusiasts. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781582972800
  • Publisher: F & W Media Inc
  • Publication date: 2/28/1998
  • Pages: 260
  • Sales rank: 596,630
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.59 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2008

    Best Refrence for Writers and History Buffs!

    While it seems a little dry, this book had proved immensely useful as a writer and lover of Regency Period books. It is straight forward, comprehensive, and well structured. While this book is not nearly as detailed as a text book, the variety of details to Recency and Victorian life makes you feel as if you had a text book directly on hand. An excellent source.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 26, 2011

    Very Useful for Readers of Regency & Victorian fiction & nonfiction

    A lot of information about 19th Century English life packed into concise paragraphs. This book is useful for those who read histories or fiction from the 19th century. From recipes to servants' wages, readers will find information that will help them see life in Regency and Victorian times. Not the best written of books, but informative.

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