Servants: English Domestics in the Eighteenth Century

  title={Servants: English Domestics in the Eighteenth Century},
  author={B. Hill},
  • B. Hill
  • Published 1996
  • History
  • The importance of domestic service in the eighteenth century has long been recognized by historians but apart from a number of recent controversial articles, this IS the first detailed study of the subject since J. Jean Hecht's book of 1956. Bridget Hill's essays question the stereotype of the domestic servant - usually male and most often in large households employing many servants where a strict hierarchy prevailed - that has dominated all discussion hitherto. Using eighteenth-century diaries… CONTINUE READING
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