The Victorians had been no prudes, but women had to play by using men’s rules
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The Victorians had been no prudes, but women had to play by using men’s rules

Lots has been carried out to redress the popular vision of Queen Victoria as a stupid censorious girl swathed in black: ITV’s Victoria drama collection, new documentaries and books advocate a less buttoned-up existence. However the photograph prevails, as does is the concept of Victorian society as prudish, protecting desk legs in case they offended, […]