Etiquette

Being a Perfect Edwardian Hostess

Being a good hostess was an important role of the Edwardian woman. By keeping a good home and making guests welcome she could advance her husband’s career and increase her own social status. Parties were a huge undertaking, even with servants and the hostess was expected to have planned everything down to the tiniest detail. …

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Entertainment

Dream Dinner Party Guests from History

Inspired by Tudor historian, Dr Suzannah Lipscomb, who was asked by The Telegraph to list six dream dinner party companions from history, I’m going to do my list, Edwardian style. 1) Lady Randolph Churchill With close ties to the highest in the land and to the legendary statesmen of the day, Jennie’s conversation would be …

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