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Keeping Warm in Edwardian England

In winter, the beautiful autumn leaves dangle limply from tree branches and pile damply across streets and lawns. The vibrant colors and muted tones, and the brisk weather have ended in the dark, cold, chilly, sometimes rainy, sometimes snowy, snap of winter. Keeping warm in the 21st century can be as easy as hopping into …

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Proper Furniture for Servants + giveaway

High Press Bedstead Towel Horse Wash Stand Chest of Drawers Toilet Table For this week’s giveaway, I have a copy of Frances Osborne’s debut novel, Park Lane, and The Victorian Hospital and The Industrial Revolution from Shire Publications. So that is two separate prizes, so leave a comment below with which books you would like …

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Servants

The Duties Of The Cook And The Parlourmaid

Different types of households required different types of servants, and in smaller houses, the servants combined the duties taken on by multiple servants in much larger houses (compare 165 Eaton Place to the palatial Downton Abbey). Here we have the duties of a cook and parlourmaid in an upper or middle-class household (likely in London). …

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