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Winkles, Loneliness and Treats in Nineteenth Century London

A common periwinkle (Littorina littorea) shell

I’ve been analyzing a series of samples from a large post-medieval soakaway/ cesspit feature associated with a house on the margin of the City of London. 416 more words

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The Cockney Novelists | Spitalfields Life

Originally posted on Spitalfields Life.

The ‘Cockney’ – that is the born East Ender – has long since been a regular figure in fiction. Originally, in appearances from Jacobean plays to mid-nineteenth century sporting fiction, the type was not working-class. 146 more words

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The History Girls: Meeting Mr. Punch, by Y S Lee

Originally posted on The History Girls.

As one of the international History Girls, I didn’t grow up with Punch and Judy. I knew vaguely who they were, and thought I understood what the show signified: children’s street entertainment. 143 more words

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Ashtrayland

Let’s talk about the class system.  In my Sociology ‘A’ Level class, I vaguely remember the teacher bemoaning the rigidity of the Hindu caste system in India, but presenting the British class system as something which you could transcend.   770 more words