Music is another favorite form of recreation, giving great pleasure regardless of whether you're the one playing the instrument or the one singing. Most towns and villages can be found to have a Glee club, bank, music society or choir. If you are interested in the type of music you'll experience during our time, you can find it under our Holiday Ball discussion.
For over a century, we've flocked to the coast in search of sun, sand and sea — the essential ingredients for a summer holiday. Explore the pleasures and pastimes of the British seaside through these classic posters, charting the history of holidays at home. The idea of taking a seaside holiday goes back to the 18th century, when the health benefits of sea air and bathing in seawater were first recognised.
The Victorian Age is considered to be the heyday of the gentlemanly ideal, both in society and in literature. Indeed, the Victorian period developed a quasi obsession with gentility and gentlemanliness. In the late 18th century, Edmund Burke already emphasized " the spirit of gentleman " and complained that " the age of chivalry [was] gone
The time when Queen Victoria reigned is called the Victorian era or Victorian age. She was queen from toand a lot of things happened in Britain during that time. During the 64 years that Queen Victoria was on the throne, Britain was also going through the Industrial Revolution. Machines for factories were invented that could make things quickly, like textiles — so, there were more textiles around to sell, and more people who wanted to buy them.
How did the Tudors enjoy themselves? For the men and women of Tudor England there was, just as there is today, more to life than work. Indeed, in many ways the richness of Tudor entertainment shames us.
This book deals with the pleasures and pastimes enjoyed by the Victorians, setting the various activities enjoyed into the context of the growth of leisure time and changes in occupational structure, as well as the increasing concentration of people in urban society. However, the spread of leisure was uneven, and this book also explores regional differences, and the growing divergence between urban and rural areas where employment patterns affected by seasonal demand could be radically different. A stimulating read for historians, the book will also appeal to those with a more general interest in Victorian society.
The status of women in the Victorian era was often seen as an illustration of the striking discrepancy between the United Kingdom's national power and wealth and what many, then and now, consider its appalling social conditions. During the era symbolized by the reign of British monarch Queen Victoriawomen did not have the right to vote, sue, or own property. At the same time, women participated in the paid workforce in increasing numbers following the Industrial Revolution.
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The Victorians loved flowers! Not only did fresh flowers adorn their homes, flowers were also depicted in paintings, carvings, embroidery and clothing. Pressed flowers were a simple art form that can easily be traced back to ancient Egypt.