Victorian Back Street Sex: Cause and Effects | John F. Wake

Not to put to finer point on certain aspects of marriage a century or two ago, there seemed no equality in sex life as far as married women were concerned. Traditionally, a man could claim his conjugal rights when he wanted them and the feelings of the wife were secondary in the bedroom. It seems […]

4 Differences Between Workhouses and Poorhouses | Ray Noyes

The poorhouse came before the workhouse, and was more prominent in rural areas. It was designed to look after those who had insufficient funds to look after themselves. The workhouse, on the other hand, was an industrialised derivative of the poorhouse. This makes sense, since these rose to prominence during the Industrial Revolution. Unsurprisingly, industrialisation […]