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The Victorian Church in Decline Archbishop Tait and the Church of England 1868-1882

The Victorian Church in Decline: Archbishop Tait and the Church of England 1868-1882

1st Edition

By Peter T. Marsh
November 30, 2017

First published in 1969, this book studies the years of decline in the Victorian Church between 1868 and 1882. It centres on the Archbishop Tait, who was paradoxically the most powerful Archbishop of Canterbury since the seventeenth century, and follows the policies he pursued, the high church ...

The Victorian Clergy

The Victorian Clergy

1st Edition

By Alan Haig
November 30, 2017

First published in 1984. The Victorian clergy occupied a uniquely prominent position in English society. Their church generated continual and often rancorous debate and they played an important part in the local provision of education, welfare and justice. Politically, also, they were never ...

The Victorian Family Structures and Stresses

The Victorian Family: Structures and Stresses

1st Edition

By Anthony S. Wohl
November 30, 2017

First published in 1978, this multi-disciplinary study embraces a wide selection of topics ranging from family intimacy and authoritarianism to the family as a unit for launching social reforms. Subjects treated in the nine essays include the Victorian attitude to childbirth, the role of the nanny,...

The Victorian Working Class Selections from Letters to the Morning Chronicle

The Victorian Working Class: Selections from Letters to the Morning Chronicle

1st Edition

Edited By P. E. Razzell, R. W. Wainwright
November 30, 2017

In 1849, the Morning Chronicle, a leading Victorian newspaper, embarked on a social investigation of working class life in England and Wales. Set in the immediate context of concern over Chartism and the cholera epidemic, its intention was to provide a full and detailed description of the moral, ...

The Workhouse System 1834-1929 The History of an English Social Institution

The Workhouse System 1834-1929: The History of an English Social Institution

1st Edition

By M. A. Crowther
November 30, 2017

First published in 1981. Professor Crowther traces the history of the workhouse system from the Poor Law Amendment Act of 1834 to the Local Government Act of 1929. At their outset the large residential institutions were seen by the Poor Law Commissioners as a cure for nearly all social ills. In ...

The Working Class in England 1875-1914

The Working Class in England 1875-1914

1st Edition

Edited By John Benson
November 30, 2017

First published in 1985. Too often aspects of working-class life have been treated as distinct and separate. The contributors to this volume are aware of the dangers of such atomisation and have attempted to bring together a collection of studies which add to our knowledge of life in that time. The...

Three Victorian Travellers Burton, Blunt, Doughty

Three Victorian Travellers: Burton, Blunt, Doughty

1st Edition

By Thomas J. Assad
November 30, 2017

First published in 1964. This book is concerned with impressions of Arabic culture on the British before the First World War. More particularly, it is concerned with three Victorian travellers, all of whom knew Arabic culture first hand through their travels in the Middle and Near East, and ...

Victorian Divorce

Victorian Divorce

1st Edition

By Allen Horstman
November 30, 2017

First published in 1985. Beginning from the first documented British divorce in 1670, Professor Horstman traces the development of divorce, the different means by which it came about, and the relation of practice to moral attitudes. Many cases are presented in summary form, and give a vivid picture...

Victorian Magic

Victorian Magic

1st Edition

By Geoffrey Lamb
November 30, 2017

First published in 1976. This title brings the Victorian era to life with stories of its spectacular leading magicians, conjurers, illusionists, escapologists, scientific experimenters and tricksters. Geoffrey Lamb describes the kind of people they were and the kind of things they did, whilst ...

Victorian Oxford

Victorian Oxford

1st Edition

By W R Ward
November 30, 2017

First published in 1965, this book explores Oxford in the Victorian period, providing accounts of the development in the constitutional organisation of the city and the political standing and the studies of the university. Employing a wide range of original material, this work paints a detailed and...

Victorian Studies A Research Guide

Victorian Studies: A Research Guide

2nd Edition

By Sharon W. Propas
November 30, 2017

First published in 2006, this work is a valuable guide for the researcher in Victorian Studies. Updated to include electronic resources, this book provides guides to catalogs, archives, museums, collections and databases containing material on the Victorian period. It organises the vast array of ...

Victorians at Home and Away

Victorians at Home and Away

1st Edition

By Janet Phillips, Peter Phillips
November 30, 2017

First published in 1978, this book explores everyday Victorian likes and dislikes, manners, fashions, ideals and illusions. It discusses their changing attitudes to women, children, the poor, the common soldier and their country. It explains the rise and fall of home entertainment, the growth of ...

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