Category: Victorian

Words of Love, and Love of Words

Words, words, glorious words; Nothing quite like them for polishing turds…. I’ve always loved words, I even used to collect them when I was younger. Interesting words I found I would write down in...

Victorian Child-Rearing Theory, 1891

The Victorians attitude to children could be pretty strict, as seen in a rather heart-breaking little section of The Mother’s Companion of 1891. It’s written with a loving tone – these parents adored their...

Legitimate Laziness, 1891

Laziness isn’t exactly a trait we associate with the Victorians. The work ethic was lauded, days off were few and sloth was, after all, one of the seven deadly sins. Poor sloth. On the...