Setting

London, 1875

Green Carnations is set in the City of London in 1875, at the very end of the mid-Victorian era. 

It may be hard to imagine a world from over a century ago, so the following is an attempt to share our understanding of what it might have been like for our characters through research.

You can find some of the resources we used on our Extras page.

 

The Victorians

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The City

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A Day in the Life

For the middle class, mornings began with 

 

Society

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Etiquette & Morality

As with any society, there were people who ascribed to the dominant religious or societal ideologies and those who did not. Etiquette among the upper classes of gentry may have been infamously strict, but this was not what most common people lived by.

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