A Visitor's Guide to Victorian England

A Visitor's Guide to Victorian England

by Michelle Higgs

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An “utterly brilliant” and deeply researched guide to the sights, smells, endless wonders, and profound changes of nineteenth century British history (Books Monthly, UK).
Step into the past and experience the world of Victorian England, from clothing to cuisine, toilet arrangements to transport—and everything in between. A Visitor’s Guide to Victorian England is “a brilliant guided tour of Charles Dickens’s and other eminent Victorian Englishmen’s England, with insights into where and where not to go, what type of people you’re likely to meet, and what sights and sounds to watch out for . . . Utterly brilliant!” (Books Monthly, UK).
Like going back in time, Higgs’s book shows armchair travelers how to find the best seat on an omnibus, fasten a corset, deal with unwanted insects and vermin, get in and out of a vehicle while wearing a crinoline, and avoid catching an infectious disease. Drawing on a wide range of sources, this book blends accurate historical details with compelling stories to bring alive the fascinating details of Victorian daily life. It is a must-read for seasoned social history fans, costume drama lovers, history students, and anyone with an interest in the nineteenth century.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781473834460
Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Limited
Publication date: 02/12/2014
Series: A Visitor's Guide , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 577,352
File size: 15 MB
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About the Author

Michelle Higgs is an established author and has previously written on a variety of topics, including the P&S research guide, Tracing Your Servant Ancestors. This new title would tie-in with her previous book and allow linked promotion, potentially boosting sales of the earlier book.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 2

Introduction 3

1 Getting Your Bearings 6

2 Accommodation 17

3 Clothing 34

4 Food and Drink 52

5 Getting Around 68

6 Shopping 91

7 Health Hazards 109

8 Encounters with the Opposite Sex 125

9 Amusements and Entertainments 144

10 Customs and Traditions 163


Timeline 179

Currency and Coinage 184

Cost of Accommodation 185

Wages and Salaries 186

What You Could Buy With… 187

The Cost of Living 194

Bibliography 198

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