Dining with Mrs Beeton – Table Settings, Etiquette & Manners in the Victorian Era

Originally published as twenty-four newspaper columns from 1859 to 1861, Mrs. Beeton’s Book of Household Management is many things, but it is first and foremost a guide to managing a household during the nineteenth century. ‘As with the commander of an army, or the leader of any enterprise, so is it with the mistress of a house!’ Running an extravagant household was a monumental task and a responsibility not to be taken lightly.

Join historian Peter Le Rossignol for a fascinating talk on table settings, etiquette and manners in the Victorian Era – and indulge in some typical Victorian treats afterwards, courtesy of Living History cook Jenny Underwood. 

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