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Victorian London free pdf From rag-gatherers to royalty, from fish knives to Freemasons: everyday life in Victorian London Like her previous books, this book is the product of the author's passionate interest in the realities of everyday life - and the conditions in which most people lived - so often left out of history books. This period of mid Victorian London covers a huge span: Victoria's wedding and the place of the royals in popular esteem- how the very poor lived, the underworld, prostitution, crime, prisons and transportation- the public utilities - Bazalgette on sewers and road design, Chadwick on pollution and sanitation- private charities - Peabody, Burdett Coutts - and workhouses- new terraced housing and transport, trains, omnibuses and the Underground- furniture and decor- families and the position of women- the prosperous middle classes and their new shops, e.g. Peter Jones, Harrods- entertaining and servants, food and drink- unlimited liability and bankruptcy- the rich, the marriage market, taxes and anti-semitism- the Empire, recruitment and press-gangs. The period begins with the closing of the Fleet and Marshalsea prisons and ends with the first (steam-operated) Underground trains and the first Gilbert

About Liza Picard

Liza Picard was born in 1927. She worked for the Inland Revenue for many years and lived in London, before retiring to Oxford where she now lives.

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Author : Liza Picard
Publisher : Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
Data Published : 01 June 2006
ISBN : 0753820900
EAN : 9780753820902
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 496 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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