The Victorian Slum (2 DVDs)

SKU: ST2128

£19.95

5 hrs.

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Description

In this engrossing living history series for BBC Two, one corner of the East End of London is taken back to the late Victorian era. It reveals what life was really like for the poorest Victorians. Over the course of the series, the slum dwellers eke out a living through traditional trades like tailoring, candle-making and wood-turning, and take to the streets to sell flowers, food and soap.

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In this ambitious living history series for BBC Two, one corner of the East End of London will be taken back to the late Victorian era a time when East End poverty began to make the headlines.

The Slum will chart the story of what life was really like for poor Victorians and through this immersive experience participants and viewers will discover the surprising and complex history that changed Britain’s attitude to poverty forever.

Over the course of the series, the slum dwellers will eke out a living through traditional trades like tailoring, candle-making and wood-turning and, like their Victorian forebears, they’ll take to the streets to sell flowers, food and soap to modern Londoners. As the Victorian community rubs shoulders with modern London, how will today’s East End react, as it s confronted with the harsh realities of the past?

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Weight 1 lbs
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Spirit

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