14 Entries
Helga

Victorian Architecture – Part 2


As we saw in part one of this blog, it is impossible to group all the homes built in Victorian times as of the same genre. It very much depended on where the building was and whom it was...

February 25, 2019 Helga

Victorian Architecture – Part 1


Trying to describe Victorian architecture is a very complex debate, as different countries during this period in time had completely different building design and technique. So if you were trying to describe the Victorian building in England compared to...

February 15, 2019 Helga

Women’s Fashions in the Victorian Era – Part 2


Our journey to discover the fashion of women in Victorian times continues with the obligatory corset. Like it or not it was a highly part of a ladies wardrobe and was used primarily to attain the optimum figure that...

February 1, 2019 Helga

Women’s Fashions in the Victorian Era – Part 1


Everybody’s idea of Victorian fashion sense is one of formality and being prim and proper. But is this really true? In this blog we investigate all about women’s fashion in Victorian times. Women still did not have the vote,...

January 28, 2019 Helga

Peculiar Victorian Inventions


There perhaps no era in history that it more romanticised than the Victorian era. It’s the period of the industrial revolution, a time when scientific progress was in full swing and there were constant changes that made life (for...

January 19, 2019 Helga

Politics in Victorian Britain – Part 2


In part one of our blog on Victorian Politics, we saw how the dominance of the Conservative Party during the early parts of Queen Victoria’s reign slowly was ousted by more liberal thinking. And one of the greatest political...

January 9, 2019 Helga

Politics in Victorian Britain – Part 1


Politics in Victorian Britain was a complicated affair, in continental Europe revolution was in the air and England was still controlled by the Palace of Westminster. When it was destroyed in a fire in 1834, many English thought it...

December 16, 2018 Helga

Victorian Dining Etiquette – Part 2


One again we take our seats to be served another dollop of Victorian dining etiquette and explore how exactly Victorians were meant to behave when they were actually sitting at the dining table. And the first complete no, no...

November 22, 2018 Helga

Victorian Dining Etiquette – Part 1


The Victorians had many sets of behavior that citizens had to follow to be accepted into society. Not least was formal dining etiquette, where a guest was obliged to follow certain rules before, during and after a meal. Dining...

November 15, 2018 Helga

Religion and the Victorians – Part 1


Through their strict behavioral codes and their social and cultural structures religion played a big part of Victorian Britain. The Victorian system of etiquette and manners were not just born out of social standing and what class you belonged...

October 28, 2018 Helga
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