Maids of Honour in the Edwardian Court

The lives of courtiers in the Edwardian royal household was smarter and more opulent than during the reign of Queen Victoria, but pomp and ceremony remained (and was even heightened, since Kind Edward VII was more conscious of his regal appearance and accouterments than his mother). Though the position wasn’t extremely coveted, since a maid …

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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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