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Family and Household

A Cultural History of the Home in the Age of Enlightenment Volume 4

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

Cultural History Chapter


... of family life in the past, and includes my own research on experiences of bachelorhood in late-Georgian England.This research is the focus of my PhD thesis, see Helen Metcalfe, ‘The Social Experience of Bachelorhood in Late-Georgian England,...
...In 1821 the essayist and poet Charles Lamb discussed his relationship and residence with his sister, Mary, in mutually supportive terms that reflect how a shared investment in the running of the household and common interests or values...