Christmas tree / family / homelife by Natalia & Katarzyna

Christmas tree / Family / Home life

In English we’ve been studying Oliver Twist and within that topic we had to do a research about the Victorian Era. Our topic is Christmas tree, family and home life.

Christmas tree in Piazza Portanova, Salerno old town, Italy. Christmas 2008, by SOLOXSALERNO. GNU free documentation licence

Christmas tree

The first Christmas trees came to England in the 19th century.  In 1841 the German Prince Albert husband of Queen Victoria decorated a large Christmas tree.

In the Victorian era, Christmas was celebrated in different ways.  They had party games and beautiful decorations. Victorian idea of Christmas was about having food and handmade gifts.

Family / Home life

Families were very important to Victorians. They were usually large and had roughly five or six children .

Like the royal family, many Victorian families began to spend more time together .The richer families would usually go to concerts and theatres for some entertainment.

Parents were strict with their children. They loved them, but they wanted respect in return.

The mother would spend time planning dinner parties ect.

The father was the head of the head of the household. He was strict. Very few children would dare to be cheeky.

Nanny would be paid £ 25 a year for her hard work she did things such as wash, feed, dress and watch over the children.

The father was the head of the household he was strict. Very few children would dare to be cheeky.

Poorer families would end up in the workhouses; the families were then split, dressed in uniforms and had their haircut short.

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