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    [E–pub READ] (How to Be a Victorian) See note at end about comments being removed This is a pre dawn to fast asleep story of the day detailing everything from what a poor girl middle class lady working man would have used to wash their faces through breakfast work children medicine leisure and so to bed It is only political in as much as the laws of the day affect daily life for example working hours and education It is perhaps the book that has brought me closest to exactly

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    [E–pub READ] (How to Be a Victorian) characters Ú eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ☆ Ruth Goodman Ruth Goodman ☆ 7 characters Ruth Goodman is an expert I could even call her a Victorian lady through and through She is a historian who does than just write about the period she actually lived the life of a Victorian woman doing hundreds of menial jobs that we are 9fortunately spared today While listening to this invaluable book on all aspects of everyday l

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    characters Ú eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ☆ Ruth Goodman Ruth Goodman ☆ 7 characters Read & Download How to Be a Victorian This book was fascinating Ruth Goodman set out to explain what life was like for the Victorians starting from when they got up in the morning until they went to bed at night There are chapters on getting dressed using the privy personal grooming exercise meals school work and even sex I'm a nut for British lit so I was th

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    [E–pub READ] (How to Be a Victorian) Little Nell Never Brushed Her Teeth and No One in Barchester Ever Changed Their UnderwearOkay most likely they did However Dickens and Trollope did not find it worth their while to record it for which we may after

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    Read & Download How to Be a Victorian Ruth Goodman ☆ 7 characters [E–pub READ] (How to Be a Victorian) This book is meticulously detailed and chock full of good information walking the reader through every moment of the day fo

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    [E–pub READ] (How to Be a Victorian) characters Ú eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ☆ Ruth Goodman Ruth Goodman ☆ 7 characters I grew up in a late Victorian terraced house This house had wooden sash windows tiled porch and kitchen floors a slate roof with terracotta finials and two chimneys with terracotta pots that lead down to six fireplaces That house when I was a

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    [E–pub READ] (How to Be a Victorian) I learned something very important when I read this bookI don't want to be a Victorian To provide background for the book th

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    characters Ú eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ☆ Ruth Goodman [E–pub READ] (How to Be a Victorian) This was excellent accessible well researched fascinating It covers all aspects of Victorian life and is written by what I think is c

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    [E–pub READ] (How to Be a Victorian) A mostly fascinating read of all the big and little activities of daily life in Victorian times arranged from pre dawn to bed time as experienced by all classes and both sexes From getting out of bed and morning ablutions to making and wearing clothes and cosmetics to doing the laundry to buying cooking and se

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    [E–pub READ] (How to Be a Victorian) Every bit as good as her guide to the Tudor age And a refresher course on why not all regulations are bad Some prevent things like six year olds being hired as coal miners or opium being sold as a gentle herbal supplement for babies to provide Victorian examples

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Read & Download How to Be a Victorian

How to Be a Victorian characters ì 107 characters Ú eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ☆ Ruth Goodman 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 playIf you liked The Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval England A Handbook for Visitors to the Fourteenth Century or 1000 Years of Annoying the French you will love this book. I learned something very important when I read this bookI don t want to be a Victorian To provide background for the book the author lived a year following the Victorian way of life so she knows of what she writes and she does it with great detail and humor She only touches briefly on the upper class life style and concentrates on the middle and lower classes of Britain These families didn t have the means to employ servants so the rigors of the day to day maintenance of the home was solely the responsibility of the wife and daughtersThe book begins with rising in the morning and follows the routine of the day in which the wife s duties could take up to 14 hours especially on Mondays which was laundry day additionally there were always several children to care for To say it was a tough life is putting it mildly The author covers everything from emptying slop jars cooking on rudimentary stoves sewing and repairing clothes to house cleaning To make things even difficult was the type of clothing that all classes wore There were at least 4 layers of underclothing including the infamous corset before outer clothing was donned Imagine scrubbing the floors clad in that manner She also concentrates on the types of food that were prepared personal hygiene and medicines used to treat the multitude of illnesses that were prevalent during the Victorian ageAn interesting and informative guide to a time when life was harder than the modern reader can imagine Well done

characters Ú eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ☆ Ruth Goodman

How to Be a Victorian

How to Be a Victorian characters ì 107 characters Ú eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ☆ 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 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 wash laundry while wearing a corset How To Be A Victorian is a new approach to history a journey. This book was fascinating Ruth Goodman set out to explain what life was like for the Victorians starting from when they got up in the morning until they went to bed at night There are chapters on getting dressed using the privy personal grooming exercise meals school work and even sex I m a nut for British lit so I was thrilled when I first heard about this book Goodman has some credibility in this field because she spent months living in re created Victorian conditions on a farm Her experience and anecdotes livened up the book which could get a little dry at timesI will warn readers that this book is dense with historical details and it took me a while to get through it I learned a lot and thought it was interesting but it was a slow read Here are a just few of the things I learnedThat Victorians could hire a knocker upper which was a man with a pocketwatch who carried a long cane so he could tap on the windowpanes of his clients which allowed workers to wake up on time and be punctualThat women who wore cosmetics were considered to be unhealthy and unmodern because Florence Nightingale had talked of how blocking pores would cause a long slow poisoning through the skin Also wearing makeup made women feel deceitful and others would say they lacked honestyThat Victorians often ate a fried breakfast because it was the easiest way to cook early in the morning A typical range would take a while to heat up so any heavy baking had to wait until the afternoon when the oven would be hot enoughThat drug abuse was widespread among Victorian babies Their daily food was often accompanied by a dose of medicine and these soothing syrups often left infants drowsy and addictedThis book also reminded me about all of the things we take for granted today For example because cloth was expensive even having the means to make a rug out of rags was a luxury Victorian homes were much colder so having a rug on the floor would have been a small comfortI think what I liked best about the book was how the information gave me context in understanding other things I ve read and watched about that period The details of why women wore what they wore why they ate what they ate and just why they acted in such a way If I were a historian or writing something about the Victorian age I would keep this book handy as a reference because it gave such a good overview of daily lifeFavorite uotesExercise for girls was a much worrying subject A girl s developing body was thought to be easily upset and at risk of permanent damage if involved in even the lightest of energetic pursuits It was feared she could be left unable to fulfill her primary function in life the bearing of children This was a long standing traditional belief fueled by the Ancient Greek theory that the womb was mobile within the torso Despite nineteenth century anatomical studies which definitively informed the early Victorian doctor that the womb was in fact firmly anchored by a series of ligaments medical opinion was still concerned about undue movement Most parents firmly believed that allowing their daughters to jump out of trees or to cartwheel in the street was unforgivable and irresponsible parenting they would be failing to secure their daughter s long term healthParents were also reuired to be vigilant about a girl s reading material Sensationalist or romantic literature such as Emily Bronte s Wuthering Heights was likely to cause emotional turmoil and overstimulation of sexual feelings Even the novels of Jane Austen worried some parents Girls who read novels were widely believed to reach physical maturity uickly than their less adventurous reading sisters An early or rapid passage through puberty was thought to be detrimental to one s health and a strain on one s moralsAfter explaining the arduous process for washing clothes and linens My own historical laundry experiences have led me to see the powered washing machine as one of the great bulwarks of women s liberation an invention that can sit alongside contraception and the vote in the direct impact it has had on changing women s liveson Victorian schools Punctuality and obedience were highly desired and valued traits partly because the ability to follow instructions accurately and the self control to handle boredom and repetitive exercises were thought to produce good factory workers If many schools felt like a factory especially towards the end of the century it was deliberate School was meant to be a training ground for life a rigid hierarchy with strict rules and regulations Instant submission to those in authority was reuired of everyone from maidservant to office worker The direct and physical lessons that corporal punishment in schools taught those who strayed even an iota from the rules was thought to be valuable preparation for the real worldSewing was almost like breathing one of the most ubiuitous and necessary of skills It was taught at all levels of society at home by family members and governesses and at schools and colleges by professors and tutors An aristocratic girl may not have needed to sew her own underwear but she was often proficient She would also have been reuired to be adept at some of the decorative and sophisticated branches of needlework To be unable to sew was unthinkable comparable to being unable to use a phone in the twenty first centuryThis opportunity to be useful and the intense personal one to one tuition and time spent with a mother or sister could be a source of enormous pleasure for many young girls Sewing was not an enforced or oppressive regime but often uite the opposite a uiet and intimate break in an otherwise busy day when a mother could bestow all her attention upon her daughter and the two of them could tell stories and talk as they workedCookery books filled an important role not only in reminding a young woman of all that she had ever been taught and expanding her repertoire of recipes but also in giving her reassurance that she was not entirely alone a cookery writer was always there to help One of the reasons Mrs Beeton s recipe collection proved so popular over so many years may well have been her willingness to provide richly detailed instructions about the very simplest of recipes

Ruth Goodman ☆ 7 characters

How to Be a Victorian characters ì 107 characters Ú eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ☆ Ruth Goodman Back in time 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's 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. This book is meticulously detailed and chock full of good information walking the reader through every moment of the day for Victorian Britons of every gender and class I learned a great deal and was revolted by a lot of it as I ve stated on numerous occasions to anyone who would listen THANK GOODNESS I WASN T ALIVE THEN It s lacking in a lot of the macro scale information about systems and institutions that s present in Daniel Pool s What Jane Austen Ate and Charles Dickens Knew but it does a much better job of narrowing in on the minute details of daily life I suppose it s up to you to decide which is better or you can do what I did and read them both

  • Hardcover
  • 458
  • How to Be a Victorian
  • Ruth Goodman
  • English
  • 18 March 2020
  • 9780670921355