By Pat Jalland
This engrossing book explores family experiences of dying, death, grieving, and mourning in the years between 1830 and 1920. So many Victorian letters, diaries, and death memorials reveal a deep preoccupation with death which is both fascinating and enlightening. Pat Jalland has examined the correspondence, diaries, and death memorials of fifty-five families to show us deathbed scenes of the time, good and bad deaths, the roles of medicine and religion, children's deaths, funerals and cremations, widowhood, and mourning rituals.
- Funeral Rites And Ceremonies--Great Britain--History--19th Century
- Funeral Rites And Ceremonies--Great Britain--History--20th Century
- Death--Social Aspects--Great Britain
- Bereavement--Great Britain
- Great Britain--Social Life And Customs--19th Century
- Great Britain--Social Life And Customs--20th Century