Books that I have used

Dining with the Georgians: A delicious history by Emma Kay

For the Royal Table: dining at the palace by Kathryn Jones

Feeding Tommy: battlefield recipes from the first world war by Andrew Robertshaw



  1. Rogue spindles could kill, they were 1ft long.
  2. Textiles bleached with sour milk or urine
  3. People employed to tour houses for urine
  4. Textiles hung on tenterhooks in area called croft
  5. ‘little piecers’ children paid to keep looms free of dust/debris
  6. Act passed in 1816 to stop apprentices being sent to mor than 40 miles from their native parish.
  7. Edinburgh got a municipal fire service in 1824
  8. Manchester got one in 1828
  9. London got one in 1833

10. 147 miners died in Wigan in 1853

  1. 1856 Police Act

12. 1839-1840: JP’s allowed to appoint officers

13. 1840~: penny post starts 

Love gods and goddesses

Albanian folklore

Prende, goddess of love

Armenian mythology

Astghik, goddess of fertility and love

Aztec mythology

Xochiquetzal, goddess of fertility, beauty, female sexual power, protection of young mothers, pregnancy, childbirth, and women's crafts

Xochipilli, god of love, art, games, beauty, dance, flowers, maize, fertility, and song

Tlazolteotl, goddess of lust, carnality, sexual misdeeds

Ixcuiname, goddess of the carnality.

Tiacapan, goddess of sexual passion.

Teicu, goddess of sexual appetite.

Tlaco, goddess of sexual longing.

Xocotzin, goddess of sexual desire.


Aizen Myō-ō or Rāgarāja, a deity who transforms worldly lust into spiritual awakening; his red-skinned appearance represents suppressed lust and passion

Canaanite mythology

Astarte, goddess of sexual love, fertility, and warfare

Qetesh, goddess of love, beauty and sex

Celtic mythology

Aine, Irish goddess of love, summer, wealth and sovereignty

Cliodhna Irish goddess, sometimes identified as a goddess of love and beauty

Chinese mythology

Yue-Lao, a Chinese god of love who binds two people together with an invisible red string

Tu Er Shen, a Chinese deity who manages the love and sex between homosexual men

White Peony (Bai Mudan or Pai Mu-Tan), a chinese goddess who tempt men specifically the ascetic

London sights of 1854



Astley’s Amphitheatre; Westminster Bridge Road.

Clare Market: Aldwych. A fish and meat market

Coldbath fields prison: Clerkenwell

Colosseum; Regent’s Park.A opera house

CremorneGardens, Chelsea: Pleasure gardens, one shilling to get in but offered 15 hours entertainment. Could go up in a balloon

Eel Pie House, Highbury: Famous for pies, tea and hot rolls

Egyptian Hall, Piccadilly: Natural History Museum, main collection was William Bullock’s, from South and Central America.

Euston Arch, Euston Station: 72ft tall, supported by four Doric columns.

 Exeter Hall, the Strand: Lecture Hall.

Wright’s Hotel and Coffee House, Soho

Gunter’s Tea Shop, Mayfair: 7-8 Berkeley Square. Made and sold English, French and Italian wet and dry sweetmeats originally but made great ices. Ladies could meet men without a chaperone.

Hanover Square Rooms, Hanover Square

Highbury Barn

Horn Fair, Charlton: famous for drunken flirtation and cross dressing. Catherine and Luke attend in 1852

Lowther Arcade, The Strand: 210ft glass covered shopping arcade famed for toy shops. Catherine takes Molly Hopkins and Abigail Gower, the two girls that she considers to be her daughters.

Rainbow Coffee House, Fleet Street: first recorded seller of coffee in London

Salmon’s Waxworks, Fleet Street: six rooms filled with models of kings and queens, horrors, myths and the fantastic.

St Mary Magdalene church, Fish St

Tabard Inn, Borough: immortalised in Canterbury Tales

VauxhallGardens, Lambeth: popular for young single people