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Victorian Class Systems

Victorian Era Class System

Nick Lanfermeijer

on 6 April 2011

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Victorian Class Systems Upper Class Aristocrats The wealthiest of all the classes
were the Aristocrats
which were the royalty
and his or her family At the start of theVictorian Era there
were about 300 Aristocratic families The Aristocrats didn't have
to work AT ALL The Royalty was always busy doing.... nothing,
so they always hired a Nanny take to take
care of the children... plus 12 servants to cook,
clean, entertain, tend the garden, etc. Gentry All their wealth was inherited The rank of Gentry in the upper
class was the second highest
possible status Some worked for their
money, unlike the Aristocrats Had anwhere from
2 to 4 servants Gentry was defined as any man
who had a minimum of 300 acres of
land and qualified for a Coat of Arms Knights and Baronets They were the lowest ranked
of the Upper Class Were not allowed in the House of the Lords,
which was the Parliament of England Middle Class Merchants
Military officers
Industrialists The middle class had no political power, no ranks, and no recognition Later in the 19th century this class drastically increased in numbers Both employed
nannies Most of the progress in industry, science, transportation, exploration, and social reform was from the middle class Lower
Class Tennant farmers
Farm laborers
Uneducated city laborers Generally looked
down upon The railroads had different cars the "first" "second" and "third" class; the passengers were expected to know where to sit. If a lower class man had just won a lottery and had enough money to buy a first class ticket; he would not even think of getting a first class ticket Class was revealed in manners, values, clothing, education, and speech THE END Damon, Duane. Life in Victorian England. Farmington Hills:Lucent Books, 2006
Mitchell, Sally. Daily life in Victorian England. Westport:Greenwood Press, 1996
Swisher, Clarice. Victorian England. San Diego:Lucent Books, 2001
Victorian poor and middle classes, 4/3/11, http://www.victorian-era.org/victorian-poor-and-middle-class.html
Yancey, Diane. Life in Charles Dickens's England. San Diego:Lucent Books, 1999 Work Cited (just in case) (I did't know how to underline things while using Prezi) Ty please keep your comments to yourself
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