Subject: Re: Social setup in Chrestomancy books

Ven vendersleighc at
Sun May 26 22:04:44 EDT 2002

Robyn quoted someone
 > Hmmm.  Governesses, tutors, agents and so on 
would have eaten with the
> family in Edwardian times, unless there was 
some special reason 
> why not. 
> was more worried about the nameless faceless 
footmen and other under
> servants - who educates their children?>

They weren't supposed to have any children, and
hence the rules against servants canoodling or
having "followers" or, indeed, marrying. People
in service often spent their whole lives caring
for other people's children -- those of their
masters', obviously, and, frequently, their own
brothers and sisters, nieces and nephews. Our
current age has an unusually high rate of
marriage as well as divorce and marriages (and
similar) take place earlier.   


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