ISBN-13: 9781505832358 / Angielski / Miękka / 2015 / 192 str.
From the death of Queen Victoria in 1901until just before the outbreak of World War II this book looks at a few of the things that those living in England and Wales would have experienced. It concentrates on the majority; those in the working class and lower middle class, men, women and children. Their lives would have been just as eventful and interesting as our own. It was certainly not 'all work and no play'. This book includes a timeline of some of the events that happened, such as the introduction of the radio, the motor car and television. It also contains lists of books, songs, films and magazines that our forebears are likely to have enjoyed. There are chapters on the home, out and about, children, people's health and the money, weights and measures that were used at the time. For family historians there is an excitement in finding birth, marriage and death records, either online or in dusty archives. But they tell us little beyond names, places and occupations (although they can be rewarding and exciting on their own). A little social history can fill in some of the gaps, and that is what this book aims to do. What help was there beyond the poor law? What did having a baby mean to those already very poor? What was an early twentieth century funeral really like? Did being in work mean that a family was out of the grasp of poverty? A few facts and figures about life in the early twentieth century can fill in colour and detail to your family tree. Kate Juffs has been researching her family history for over ten years and during that time her interest in people's history has resulted in years of research. This book is the result of just some of that interest and research. This book is the first in a series that looks at Social History for Family Historians.