The Victorian Vestibule provides entry to the historical homes and households of Britain between 1837 and 1901, with the odd peek around neighbouring Georgian and Edwardian doorways. From the houses to their occupants, from their trinkets to their trousers, property in all its guises is examined in this blog to reveal the business of life. Much of the detail here is drawn from my academic publications on the Victorian home, household, housebuilding, money, debt, and entrepreneurial ventures. I also make reference to many excellent and very readable research publications by other academic historians. The full details of these are listed at the bottom of each post. Sadly during a ‘resting period’ this blog was hacked and I’m too busy at the moment to replace all the images it lost as a result *deep sigh*. Nonetheless, I hope you find it interesting and informative.
Thank you for visiting!
Dr Alison C Kay DPhil PGCE
ESRC project researcher: The Professions in Nineteenth-Century Britain (University of Oxford / Northumbria University)