One popular delicacy was sheep’s feet, which were sold hot or cold.
They were called trotters, and could be purchased at a low price from slaughterhouses, so vendors would buy them and prepare them at home by skinning and parboiling them, before selling them to workers in the street.
In rich families, boys would be sent to expensive semi-private schools where they would learn Latin and Greek, and would be prepared to follow in their father’s footsteps, as leaders of their communities.
The daughters of rich families wouldn’t be sent to school at all, and were taught at home by the governesses.
During Queen Victoria’s reign, from 1837 until her death in 1901, there were also a number of political and economic changes. “Don’t forget to speak scornfully of the Victorian Age; there will be time for meekness when you try to better it.
Very soon you will be Victorian or that sort of thing yourselves; next session probably, when the freshman come up.”― J. Barrie, Courage The practice of putting up a Christmas tree is in part thanks to Victoria’s husband Albert.
Of course, there is also the possibility that the wearers of this trend simply found it pleasurable.
Street vendors of the Victorian age sold some unusual foods.Hydrotherapy was the practice of using baths of hot or cold water to cure what ails you.Seeing the enthusiastic response to this “medical” trend led many doctors who catered to wealthy clients to open their own hydrotherapy clinics.Born and raised in Germany, where the Christmas tree was common, he transplanted the Christmas symbol to England by bringing one to Windsor castle in 1840.Other Christmas traditions that originated in the Victorian era included the exchanging of gifts, giving out Christmas cards, and Christmas crackers.Customers would then suck the meat and fat off the bones.