December 2012: Edwardian Era 101
So you’ve watched Downton Abbey, read the companion book, and scoured your library for other Edwardian sources, perhaps out of new love for the period, or even better, a desire to write a novel set within the period. Yet, there is so much you don’t know and so many books, websites, and videos about the period, you don’t know where to begin! You could start by just reading and hoping to absorb as much information as possible, but then again, that story idea is just burning a hole in your head and you want to write ASAP. You could send emails full of questions to myself or other Edwardian experts, or you could join a history forum and bombard the members with queries, but why do that when you can take this intensive, four week course to give you the necessary footing in the setting?
I. Week One – A SOCIETY IS BORN
- Portrait of an Age
- Upstairs to Downstairs
- People of the Era
- Men and Women
- The Countryside
II. Week Two – EVERYDAY LIFE
- The Home
- Social Conditions
- Food and Drink
- The Social Round
- Edwardian London
III. Week Three – PEOPLE
- The Family
- Domestic Servants
- Fashion & Shopping
IV. Week Four – WEALTH AND THE EMPIRE
- The Growth of the Empire
- International Relations
- The Road to War
Class Dates: December 17, 2012-January 11, 2013
Where Shall the classes be held?
All classes will be held in the private YahooGroup set up specifically for the workshops. When you sign up for the class you will receive an invitation to join the YahooGroup. All communication regarding the workshop will arrive in your inbox (individual email is recommended), so it’s best to use the same email address you’ve used to pay for the course via PayPal (or other methods).
Can I pay for the workshop through other, non-PayPal methods?
Please contact me for other arrangements.
When is the last day to register for the workshop?
For payment online, the week of the workshop. If payment by check or money order, please register within a week of the first day of the workshop.
Is this workshop refundable?
If, for any reason, you are unable to complete the workshop, you shall be refunded the amount you paid minus the time spent in the course (for example, $65 minus one week’s worth of class=$50).
What if I miss a week or a day’s worth of the workshop?
All information can be accessed through the YahooGroup.
All other questions can be fielded through email: firstname.lastname@example.org