Victorian households had a strict class hierarchy but was it really all like Downton Abbey? What did servants do on a daily basis and what was a life ‘in service’ like? The middle classes often complained of the ‘Servant Problem’. Anthony Burton explores the relations between the family and their servants at 84 Plymouth Grove, Elizabeth Gaskell’s home. Find out more in this revealing talk.
This online talk will be approx 45 mins long, with time for a short question session afterwards.