Victorian Washerwomen (Guest Post)

Our first guest post comes from the author of the fabulous facebook page, Victorians, Vile Victorians. I came across the page some weeks ago, and was pleasantly surprised. With informative and humorous posts about various aspects of Victorian life, this page was certainly about more than just corsets and crinolines. As the page intro promises,... Continue Reading →

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Very Victorian Things on Amazon

I've said this before, and I'll say it again: if the Victorians had antibiotics and indoor plumbing, I'd pop into a steampunk version of the Back To The Future time machine and jet off to the 19th century. Alas, that cannot be. So I bring the Victorian age to myself, with vintage stuff. I spend more hours browsing... Continue Reading →

The Victorian Life

I love everything about the Victorian era. Well, not everything. The Thames was overflowing with filth. There weren't any antibiotics. Tuberculosis claimed lives as did birthing complications. If disease didn't get you, perhaps Jack the Ripper would. Basically, anything could kill you. Women couldn't vote (or do anything much, really) . The British Empire systematically oppressed the... Continue Reading →

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