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Victorian References Needed

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1Morphidae
Jun 26, 2014, 8:10am

MrMorphy needs reference help for a story he is writing. Either websites or books are fine.

Time period is mid 1860s through about 1890

1) What sections of London did peers and non-peers in the upper-middle to lower-upper classes have townhouses (Mayfair, Kensington, Regent's Park, etc)

2) Leisure activities of the classes stated above. Mainly social functions they'd attend where they'd meet.

2Marissa_Doyle
Jun 26, 2014, 7:26pm

What Jane Austen Ate and Charles Dickens Knew is a good general look at 19th century England, but as it covers both the Regency and Victorian eras, it's best to doublecheck any info taken from there.

3SassyLassy
Jun 27, 2014, 11:49am

The Illustrated London News historical archives from 1842 on are available online. They would provide lots of information about daily life in the city as well as the international events of the time that Londoners would be discussing.

4Morphidae
Jun 27, 2014, 3:14pm

Fabulous references, thanks!