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Life in the Victorian Country House (Shire History)

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Country houses formed a distinct community and power base within the broader Victorian countryside. This book shows how landed families' day-to-day existence depended on the skills of the indoor servants who provided their meals and ministered to their general comfort, and the outdoor staff who contributed to their leisure and sporting pursuits. It considers the relationship - and the divisions - between those living 'above stairs' and and the carefully considered hierarchy of domestics who met their needs 'below stairs'.

Also considered are the wider social activities of the two groups who, while living under the same roof, experienced a very different daily round. That applied to preparations for the holding of house parties and the running of sporting events, as well as the important social influence exerted by the London 'Season'.

About the Author

Pamela Horn formerly lectured on economic and social history at Oxford Polytechnic, now Oxford Brookes University, for over twenty years. She has written a number of books on Victorian social history, including The Rise and Fall of the Victorian Servant and Ladies of the Manor.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780747807506
Author:
Horn, Pamela
Publisher:
Shire Publications
Subject:
Europe - Great Britain - General
Subject:
Social history
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
World History-England General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Shire History
Publication Date:
20100931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
80 MONO; 60 COL
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
10 x 7.6 x .37 in .98 lb

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History and Social Science » Europe » Great Britain » General History
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