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

Very Victorian Pastimes and Hobbies


Many inventions of the Victorian era ushered in the modern life that we recognise and enjoy today. The Industrial Age brought us factory production lines, train travel, photography and home electricity along with the forerunners of telephone communication and...

January 16, 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

The Importance of Victorian Culture – Part 2


In part one of our blog we saw an immediate change in Victorian Britain compare to the country ruled by William IV. Modesty and restraint were now the order of the day as the queen led by example. The...

October 25, 2018 Helga

The Importance of Victorian Culture – Part 1


The Victorian era is easy to calculate as it is when Queen Victoria was on the throne of Britain, from 1837 to 1901. She came to the throne at the end of the Industrial revolution, where Britain saw some...

October 3, 2018 Helga

Servants in Victorian Times – Part 2


In part one of our blog of servants in the Victorian household we looked at the roles of the senior servants, namely the butler, housekeeper and the valet. In this blog we look at some of the lesser servants...

September 18, 2018 Helga
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