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Death & Mourning in Victorian England


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An illustrated talk on how Victorians mourned their dead. Fascinating mourning rituals involved elaborate etiquette, distinctive clothing and long mourning periods in order to remember loved ones - two years for a widow. An entire funerary industry grew up during the Victorian period which included memorial china, jet and hair jewellery and black-bordered stationery. Sarah Tobias is a lecturer in social & cultural history, public speaker, tour guide, dramatic narrator.

When
  • 6.30pm
  • 6 (conc 5)
Where

Old Operating Theatre, Museum and Herb Garret
9a St Thomas Street, London, SE1 9RY
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