Comfort and Convenience in the Country House

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Comfort and Convenience in the Country House

Date & time: January 18th 2021, 6:00pm – 7:00pm.
Online: via Zoom (free registration through Eventbrite)

This illustrated online lecture will look at ways in which elements of comfort and convenience were introduced into Victorian and Edwardian country houses. Historian and Britain’s first Professor of Industrial Archaeology, Marilyn Palmer, will consider the reasons why some landowners were keen innovators and others not, as well as the effects that new methods of water supply, sanitation, lighting and heating had on the way in which space was used in these houses and on their households.

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