Servants In Victorian England

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The Victorian Era The Victorian Era isn’t a topic that is normally talked about in a mall, or in a restaurant at dinner. However, this paper will hopefully bring to light the many interesting facts discovered about the 18th and 19th century, such as the types of servants there used to be, the different social classes, and their health and the medicine they used to get back up to speed.
To begin with, what even is the Victorian Era? It was a time period in which Queen Victoria of England proudly reigned, from 1837 to her passing on in 1901. She was the longest reigning monarch in British history and did indeed make quite an impact upon all of Britain and its Empire. She ruled in a time when politics were changing and the British Empire was
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The footman accompanied the family when they traveled as well as laid the table and answered the door when at the house. They annual salary normally depended on how tall they were, seeing as the key role of footmen was to “aid conspicuous consumption through their expensive livery uniform, refined mannerisms and general appearance” (“The Servant Hierarchy”). The coachman, however, was hired for his knowledge of coach maintenance and understanding of horses, mainly because he was only hired to be a sort of chauffeur. They were also hired as a way of projecting the family’s wealth.
In addition to that, during the Victorian Era, there were different social classes, just as there are today. However, back in the 18th and 19th centuries, things were a little different. The 3 major classes were the upper class, or the rich, the middle class, and the working class, or the
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They all lived very close together and neighbors might have even shared outdoor water pumps and toilets. The houses they lived were dilapidated and unsanitary. They barely had enough to eat and when they did, they would eat meat only twice a week. The poorest of the poor would be spotted shopping for the scraps that the butchering businesses didn’t want. Education was only received when children attended Sunday school, and only ⅔ of the children included in the working class population even attended that. They also had the option to marry who they chose, unlike the upper classes where they married for money. Men in the working class were blacksmiths, builders, carpenters, or craftsmen of many different kinds. Women would do what they could with the knowledge they had. Children would also be out looking for jobs to help their family earn money
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