Men

A Day in the Life of an Edwardian Gentleman

For the British gentleman living at the turn of the century, the world was his oyster. Provided he was sufficiently wealthy, educated in the right schools, in possession of the proper attire, and on intimate terms with the right people, he could do what he liked and go where he liked with little fuss. Last …

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Servants

The Duties of a Lady’s Maid

Most ladies, who can really afford the luxury of a maid, keep one. Sometimes the parlourmaid acts in that capacity, or the head-nurse in smaller households, or the lady may share her maid with her daughter or daughters; and there are some, who, though well able to afford to keep a lady’s-maid, are too independent …

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Servants

Domestic Servants in Edwardian England

I can’t believe I’ve never written a post about servants on this website, but since there are so many other websites and books out there who’ve covered the subject in much more detail (and possibly better than I will), this post is a quick and dirty rundown of the who, how, where, and why of …

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