Turning on the Light: Social History at Home

Turning on the Light: Social History at Home
20200521T1200Z 20200521T1300Z
Categories
Social History
Historic Era
Date:
Thu 21 May 2020
Duration:
1 hour
Price:
£8.00
Places remaining:
27

Some things just never change. Lighting and fuel has always been an important element in a family budget. For Jane Austen and the Brontë sisters, candle use in their novels was a shorthand for social class and a family’s wealth.

In this talk, Adele Emm asks how did the Candle Tax (1709-1831) and the introduction of gas and electric lighting affect your ancestors’ home lives?

21/05/2020 12:00 - 13:00