Posted by Beth on July 16, 1997 at 20:00:49:
In reply to Re: Real heros; preference compared to other historcial eras posted by kathleen (elder) on July 16, 1997 at 17:17:38
] Not to mention the class system which prevented lower class children (girls and boys) from much education. I would have to assume that my family would have been peasants, tenant farmers, or servants in Regency England, so education would not have been available to any great degree. I probably would not have been able to read Jane Austen's novels, sigh!
Indeed! One of my descendants in England in the 1700s was a pewtersmith--a laborer, not even at the level of a person "in trade." Oh dear...
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