As well as writing about Victorian Occupations, I think its helpful to consider some of those great philanthropists who sought to help those working in the terrible conditions in which so many of the working classes found themselves. During the 19th Century, especially in the latter years, the concerns over sweating and the abuse… Read more »
One of the most common questions asked both in state, business and personal interactions is ‘what do you do?’ or ‘what is your job?’ and for the former ‘what is your occupation?’ This may seem like a simple question to answer – but in historical terms it becomes more problematic. The concept of ‘an… Read more »
Last year I had the pleasure of working with the producers of Who Do You Think You Are to research into a fascinating member of Sir Ian McKellen’s family. We had great fun at the shoot in Manchester, he really is the most lovely man you could hope to meet and the whole team were… Read more »
After taking some time off from this project I’ll be back to posting on a regular basis from today! Watch this space for lots more occupations, as well as updates on what I’m up to.