How Our Ancestors Lived: A History of Life a Hundred Years Ago

How Our Ancestors Lived: A History of Life a Hundred Years Ago

by David Hey

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Overview

In 2002, the eagerly-awaited 1901 census returns for England and Wales were released and, for the first time, made available over the internet, bringing our ancestors' personal details to our desktops. How our ancestors lived was inspired by that milestone. Now available in paperback, it interprets the unique information revealed in the returns, weaving it into an absorbing exploration of late Victorian and Edwardian life. Richly illustrated with case studies, photographs, advertisements and posters, this social history paints a vivid picture of life in England and Wales a century ago. Insights are offered into all aspects of our ancestors' lives, including families, housing, health, education, work and leisure.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781903365557
Publisher: National Archives (PRO), The
Publication date: 12/28/2003
Pages: 197
Product dimensions: 7.44(w) x 9.36(h) x 0.57(d)

Table of Contents

Prefaceix
1An Unequal Society1
2Family Life: Births, Marriages and Deaths24
3Migrants and Natives45
4Victorian and Edwardian Houses65
5Earning a Living87
6Education, Religion and Leisure113
7Empire and Nation139
8Some Ordinary Families158
AppendixThe 1901 Census for England and Wales181
Bibliography185
Index191

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