Social classes of the Victorian Era
Research project by Chloe Henry
There were a total of 4 classes, each being subdivided into certain parts. The upper class had the more richer people whose work was mainly fulfilled by those of the lower class. The middle class were people who worked to live. Divided into two, the higher and lower middle class. The third of the four classes is the working class, the skilled and unskilled workers. The last and the least is the under class, people who depended on others charity to live. For example, The poor, like orphans and homeless people.
Connection to present day
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Five Fun Facts
2) Often, churches would store dead bodies; the horrible smell forced worshippers to wear handkerchiefs over their faces.
3) With the lack of anesthesia in the beginning of the era, surgeons had to work fast. Some amputations procedures lasted as little as 30 seconds.
4) Many surgeons took pride in frock coats, still coated with blood.
5) At the time, going to a freak show was just as common as going to the movies