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Childhood and Death in Victorian England by Sarah Seaton

By Sarah Seaton

In this interesting publication, the reader is taken on a trip of actual lifestyles bills of Victorian youngsters, how they lived, labored, performed and finally died. lots of those tales have remained hidden for over a hundred years. they're now unearthed to bare the complication and harsh stipulations skilled by means of many children, equivalent to a touring reasonable baby, an apprentice at sea and a trapper. The lives of the youngsters of prostitutes, servant women, debutantes and married ladies all intermingle, unified by means of one universal issue – death.

Drawing on genuine cases of Infanticide and child farming the reader is taken right into a international of single moms, whose disgrace at pregnancy drove them to hold out horrendous crimes but stroll loose from court docket, with out final result. For others, they weren't so lucky.

The Victorian teenagers during this e-book lived within the quickly altering global of the commercial Revolution. With the creation of the hot terrible legislation in 1834 the longer term for a few pauper childrens replaced – yet no longer for the higher. reviews have additionally unearthed a non secular sect referred to as the ‘Peculiar humans’ and provides an perception into their beliefs.

This e-book isn't advised for these simply angry because it does comprise picture descriptions of a few baby murders, even if now not meant to glorify the tragedies, they have been essential to tell the reader of the awful volume that a few killers went to.

This ebook will attract a person with an curiosity within the social background of the Victorian period.

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