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http://graceelliot-author.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/the-cobbled-streets-of-victorian-london.html
Do you associate cobbles with Victorian London?
Actually, the roads were more likely to be made of wood or granite setts than cobbles...
Summon a mental picture of Dickensian streets, and if you’re like me, images spring to mind of horses clattering across cobblestones. Actually, whilst cobblestones are an ancient innovation, Dickens would have been more famil...
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Cobbled streets make me think of Boston or Chicago. Every winter new potholes reveal the old cobbles underneath the asphalt around the Loop in Chicago...
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Think of Dickensian London and you think of cobbled streets? 
Actually, Dickens was more familiar with granite setts than cobbles. 
Summon a mental picture of Dickensian streets, and if you’re like me, images spring to mind of horses clattering across cobblestones. Actually, whilst cobblestones are an ancient innovation, Dickens would have been more famil...
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http://graceelliot-author.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/quintessentially-victorian-crinoline.html
A cage for women? What are the origins of the Victorian fashion for crinolines? 
It is arguable that nothing is as quintessentially Victorian as the crinoline. You only need to see the silhouette of a woman wearing a crinoline to place her fashion in the Victorian period. Whilst the Georgian period went t...
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So glad were not wearing them anymore.
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http://graceelliot-author.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/victorian-life-health-benefits-of-corset.html
There was an argument that corsets were good for health ...what do you think ? 
Fashions come and go, but in Victorian times one item of apparel that was considered ‘de rigeur’ by women of all classes was the corset. So much so that even women in prison or the workhouse, were supplied with corsets. ...
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A 17 inch waist! 
Why corset wearing was considered healthy. 
Fashions come and go, but in Victorian times one item of apparel that was considered ‘de rigeur’ by women of all classes was the corset. So much so that even women in prison or the workhouse, were supplied with corsets. ...
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And now we have the new "waist training" fad that is just the same old corset wearing fad of years ago.  How much damage are these women going to do to their bodies now?
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Swimming baths didn't originate as places to have fun...The clue is in the word "bath"!
My neighbour has three young girls and every Saturday morning, the family set off to the local pool for swimming lessons. It makes sense. We don’t live near the sea, but swimming is an invaluable skill for children to learn. ...
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Streets of London are paved with gold? Or cobbles?
No! 
Actually, it was granite setts.
Summon a mental picture of Dickensian streets, and if you’re like me, images spring to mind of horses clattering across cobblestones. Actually, whilst cobblestones are an ancient innovation, Dickens would have been more famil...
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http://graceelliot-author.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/quintessentially-victorian-crinoline.html
Itchy and uncomfortable the original crin-au-lins were made of horsehair. Read about the origins of this most impractical of fashions - the crinoline
It is arguable that nothing is as quintessentially Victorian as the crinoline. You only need to see the silhouette of a woman wearing a crinoline to place her fashion in the Victorian period. Whilst the Georgian period went t...
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What are the origins of that monstrously impractical garment - the crinoline? 
It is arguable that nothing is as quintessentially Victorian as the crinoline. You only need to see the silhouette of a woman wearing a crinoline to place her fashion in the Victorian period. Whilst the Georgian period went t...
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Fashions come and go, but in Victorian times one item of apparel that was considered ‘de rigeur’ by women of all classes was the corset. So much so that even women in prison or the workhouse, were supplied with corsets. ...
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No way--they thought it was healthy!
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Swimming baths are not what they might seem - or at least their origins are not. 
http://graceelliot-author.blogspot.co.uk/2015/04/the-unexpected-origins-of-victorian.html
My neighbour has three young girls and every Saturday morning, the family set off to the local pool for swimming lessons. It makes sense. We don’t live near the sea, but swimming is an invaluable skill for children to learn. ...
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Just how did people wash in Victorian times...(and worth a visit just for the cute cat pics!) 
When is a bar of soap like a joint of beef? Answer:  When they cost the same. Money for Old Soap In Victorian England, a four-ounce bar of soap cost roughly the same as a joint of meat. For poorer households, faced...
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Grace Elliot leads a double life as a veterinarian by day and author of historical romance by night.
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Grace works as a veterinarian by day and writes historical romance by night. Grace lives near London and is devoted to her five cats, two sons, one husband and a bearded dragon (not listed in order of importance!) To find out more about Grace please visit:
 
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Grace's books include the newly re-released A Dead Man's Debt, and the Huntley Trilogy- Eulogy's Secret #1, Hope's Betrayal #2 and Verity's Lie #3.
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