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Published by Garland in New York .
Written in English



  • England


  • Domestics -- England -- Early works to 1800

Book details:

Edition Notes

Reprint. Originally published: London : Printed for Goodwin, 1720.

StatementThomas Seaton.
SeriesMarriage, sex, and the family in England, 1660-1800
LC ClassificationsTX333 .S43 1985
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 307 p. ;
Number of Pages307
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3187404M
ISBN 100824059352
LC Control Number83048609

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  Dive into the archives and scour the libraries, as I did when researching my book Servants: a downstairs view of century Britain, and there is a Author: Lucy Lethbridge.   Another apparent myth is the one of the loyal servant. In fact the doors of stately homes and townhouses revolved with departing servants seeking a better life elsewhere.   Mrs. Beeton, The Book of Household Management. Facsimile edition. (). Jill Franklin, ‘Troops of Servants: Labour and Planning in the Country House ’. Victorian Studies, vol. XIX, number 2 December Juliet Gardiner, The Edwardian Country House. Channel 4 Books () Jessica Gerard, Country House Life: Family and Servants. The monseigneur, one of the great and powerful lords of the court, held a reception every two weeks at his grand hotel in Paris. The monseigneur was in his private room, and the crowd of people in the outer rooms worshipped the monseigneur and treated his private room like a holy sanctuary. The monseigneur was about to have his chocolate.

  The chef sends up the family lunch, while the kitchen maid sends dinner to the servants’ hall and steward’s room. The scullery man washes up. During this time, the footman might run errands, either accompanying the family, or paying small bills or delivering visiting : Elinor Evans.   Some aspects of the role are timeless and governed by an unspoken etiquette and code of conduct. Victorian servants - who's who The butler - in charge of the house, coachmen and footmen. Books shelved as servants: Longbourn by Jo Baker, The House at Riverton by Kate Morton, The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom, Below Stairs by Margaret P. Upstairs, the family's life is governed by social etiquette and the need to be seen to worthy of their position in society, while downstairs the servants have strict codes of conduct which they.