Clothing In The Victorian Era

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Victorian Era The Victorian era is often seen as just another boring part of history. Not many people actually do the research to see the more interesting aspects. Some interesting parts of the Victorian Era can be women’s jobs as writers, children’s clothing in their daily life, how lunch got its name, or even prisons and executions. Here is how they can be interesting. Many people don’t focus on the importance of women through the years. It was hard for women to get jobs, so they often became writers and wrote what was popular but were often “quickly forgotten.” (Swisher 84) Women would try to become poets and write about the struggles of other women to try to relate.(Swisher 85) Elizabeth Barrett Browning was an important writer…show more content…
Prison guards were also known as wardens. The wardens were responsible for law enforcement, crime prevention, and the safety or security of the public. The ward, worked inside the prison with the prisoners, was responsible for feeding the prisoners. (Franck and Brownstone 165) Prisons were not commonly used before the mid-18th century. The reason for this was because there were few prisoners. Instead, there were many slaves. (Franck and Brownstone 166) Prisons were used as temporary holding places instead of actual prisons. Although they weren't as permanent, they were very “harsh and inhumane.” (Franck and Brownstone 167) As far as punishments, prisoners received standard ones such as executions, tortures, or amputations. Such amputations could be pretty cruel. An Indian surgeon during this time, replaced chopped off noses with skin that came from other places of the body. (Franck and Brownstone 168) On the other hand, executions were often brutal. In China, the perpetrator would get their body cut in half. But, executions were often decapitations. People that were scheduled for decapitations would even bribe the scheduled axeman to sharpen the blade extra so that the job would be done in one single stroke. (Franck and Brownstone 169) Prisons and executions in the Victorian era were often…show more content…
Those people may just not be looking in the right places for the things that they enjoy reading about or listening to. Works Cited Sichel, Marion. History of Children’s Costume. New York: Chelsea House Publishers, 1993. Broomfield, Andrea. Food and Cooking in Victorian England. Westport: Praeger Publishers, 2007. Swisher, Clarice. Women of Victorian England. Detroit: Thomson Gale Published, 2005 Franck, Irene & Brownstone, David. Leader and Lawyers. Oxford: Facts on File Publications,
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