Daily Life In The Victorian Era

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The world today consists of children roaming the streets, technology taking over the world, and being able to work wherever you'd like but, could you imagine a life without all these things? Believe it or not there was a time in life where these things were very uncommon to see. This would be known as the victorian era. This time period was between 1837 and 1901. Daily life was very different from now. Health, social classes, and fashion are just three examples of how daily life was different in the victorian era. One of the many ways the victorian era may stand out from today's daily life would be the overall health. During this time life expectancy was very much shorter than it is today. This is because of the way diseases were spread, conditions…show more content…
During the victorian era only the aristocracy class could afford treatments. According to the book, victorian era ,written by clarice swisher, 90% of treatments consisted of keeping the patients comfortable and letting nature take their course. People were also recommended to stay clean, have lots of rest, and eat lots of nourishing foods. During the 19th century, wine, narcotic drugs and traditional herbal preparations were used to promote sleep in order to relieve coughs, muscle cramps, nausea, and other symptoms. Many diseases were treated by purging, bloodletting and dosing people with dangerous drugs which ended up causing more harm than good. (swisher 89) These are all ways health differs in the victorian era from today's…show more content…
There are many ways you could see the way it changed. The victorian era has evolved. The health, social classes, and fashion are a few of many differences life used to be. Works cited “Clothing and Fashion - Victorian Era - Middle Class.” Google Sites, Mitchell, Sally. Daily life in Victorian England. Greenwood Press, 2009. sheperd, anne. “History in Focus.” History in Focus: Overview of The Victorian Era (Article), 1 Oct. 2004. Swisher, Clarice. Victorian England. Lucent Books, 2001. Quennell, Marjorie Courtney. A history of everyday things in England. Batsford, 1958. Victorian Durham: what did the poor

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