Daily Life in Victorian England

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Index
Acton, Eliza, Modern Cookery for Private Families, 122
actors, 228
adoption, 106-7, 148
Adulteration of Food, Drink, and Drugs Act, 125
aesthetic dress, 139
Africa, 274-75, 284
agricultural depression, 13
agricultural laborers, 27, 42, 48-50
Albert, Prince Consort, 11-12, 195, 211
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, 135
All the Year Round, 234
"All Things Bright and Beautiful," 18
The Angel in the House (Coventry Patmore), 266
Anglicans. See Church of England
Anglo-Indian life, 288
animal protection, 252-53
"Answering the Emigrant's Letter," 115
apothecaries, 196
apprenticeship, 60-62
aristocrats: chart of ranks and titles, 23; described, 22-25; entails and inheritance, 107; family life, 141, 144- 46; income, 34
army, 9-10, 277-81
Arnold, Matthew, 7
Arnold, Thomas, 173, 176
art galleries, 228
artisans, 60
Ascot races, 152, 221
athletics, 219-20
Australia as penal colony, 99-100. See also British Empire
Baden-Powell, Robert, 289
Band of Hope, 258
Bank Holiday Act of 1871, 211
bankruptcy, 108
baronets, 23-24
Barrett, Elizabeth (later Browning), 242
barristers, 66-67
bathing (for cleanliness), 121-22
bathing machines, 213-15
bazaars, 253, 255
Bazalgette, Joseph, 80
Beardsley, Aubrey, 13

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Acknowledgments vii
  • Chronology: Chief Events of the Victorian Age in England ix
  • Introduction: The Victorians and Their World xiii
  • 1 - A Brief History of Victorian England 1
  • 2 - The Foundations of Daily Life 17
  • 3 - Working Life 41
  • 4 - Technology, Science, and the Urban World 71
  • 5 - Official Life 87
  • 7 - Family and Social Rituals 141
  • 8 - Education 165
  • 9 - Health and Medicine 189
  • 10 - Leisure and Pleasure 209
  • 11 - Faith and Works 239
  • 12 - Victorian Morality 259
  • 13 - England and Empire 273
  • Glossary 293
  • For Further Reading 299
  • Index 303
  • About the Author 313
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