VICTORIAN TREASURY: A Collection of Fascinating Facts

VICTORIAN TREASURY: A Collection of Fascinating Facts

LUCINDA HAWKSLEY    Book Number: 85564    Product format: Hardback

What was it like to be alive in the time of Queen Victoria? What did you eat, do in your leisure time and wear when you were pregnant? This fascinating book covers the arts, the Empire, politics, crime, music halls, homes, hospitals, clothing, poverty, childhood and transport and engineering in a cornucopia of quirky and enlightening information. When the first shop selling bathroom fittings opened in London, it caused society ladies to faint after they saw 'the most intimate of bathroom accessories.' By the middle of Queen Victoria's reign steam trains and railways could be seen throughout Britain, but they displaced communities and terrified the general public, with stories abounding how they caused illnesses in people and animals. Read of urban legends like Spring Heeled Jack, Jack the Ripper and Constance Kent, the first detective force and what it was like to spend an evening at the theatre with Ellen Terry and Henry Irving. Inventors, workhouses, artists, recipes, advertisements, drains, afternoon tea - it's all here in this delightful little book of minutiae with a dark blue cover tooled in gold. 160pp.
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ISBN 9780233004778
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