The Georgian Household

The Georgian household was a unit that extended, contracted and moved according to (amongst other things) time of year, family events, health needs and financial circumstances. A family could be nuclear; it could contain adult siblings, children, aunts or uncles; it could be created in law through the marriage of widowed parents, or led by spinsters or bachelors. It included not only family members, but domestic staff and sometimes friends. Learn more about these complex and fluid social and familial networks in these articles, and discover the facets of Georgian society which altered these households.



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