Women of Victorian Sussex: Their Status, Occupations and Dealings with the Law, 1830-1870

Helena Wojtczak


Women of Victorian Sussex: Their Status, Occupations and Dealings with the Law, 1830-1870

Women of Victorian Sussex: Their Status, Occupations and Dealings with the Law, 1830-1870

  • Title: Women of Victorian Sussex: Their Status, Occupations and Dealings with the Law, 1830-1870
  • Author: Helena Wojtczak
  • ISBN: 9781904109051
  • Page: 423
  • Format: Paperback



This groundbreaking book shatters many myths about the lives of working women in 19th century England We move amongst publicans and pew openers, pickpockets and poisoners, taking in courtroom dramas and domestic battles, as the social and legal status of women is examined in a wide ranging overview that is constantly enlivened by fascinating local detail As the story unfThis groundbreaking book shatters many myths about the lives of working women in 19th century England We move amongst publicans and pew openers, pickpockets and poisoners, taking in courtroom dramas and domestic battles, as the social and legal status of women is examined in a wide ranging overview that is constantly enlivened by fascinating local detail As the story unfolds we find women at work in 180 occupations We meet some memorable characters trying to survive in the male dominated world of Victorian society Some beat the system some are destroyed by it others live outside it Their stories are told in this absorbing study, richly illustrated with newspaper reports and advertisements, providing a unique historical resource.


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Most people will have at least a vague idea of what life might have been like for the Victorians. Where Women of Victorian Sussex comes in is adding depth and fleshing out the details. It is all too easy to generalise and forget that in amongst those sweeping statements were not just numbers, but real people. It doesn't get much more real than this. Wojtczak focuses on a relatively small area - Sussex - and a short time period - about 40 years - and this enables her to really get up close to her [...]


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