Posted by Jenna on April 13, 1998 at 10:53:29:
I was thinking of a 'what if' question propelled by the 'kissing' thread. Given that the Regency period was imminently more lax in social proprieties (men and women w/o chaperones, less constrictive clothing, etc.) where would we be today if the Victorian era had not occured, or if there was a George the V
instead of a queen. I don't know too much about Queen V., but understand the period was the introduction of many restraints, but also a window to many social changes for the lower classes.
Does anyone have an ideas or comments? I personally don't beleive it would have affected the status of women very much at all, but what about social decorum and style (not to mention fashion!)
I suppose this belongs more on the Ramble board, so if this is out of line, let me know and I'll post it there, too.
- Queen Vic JW 17:41:46 4/13/98 (8)
- QV Jenna 09:04:53 4/14/98 (1)
- Victorian John W 15:51:15 4/18/98 (0)
- King Victoria... P. Bingham 19:55:16 4/13/98 (2)
- A small detail for JW Myretta 18:28:59 4/13/98 (2)
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