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Periods in British History
British History by historic period from the Romans to the House of Windsor. Articles and posts, Intriguing Timelines, Maps, Artifacts and the people and personalities of the period. Look at any given historic period through a different lens. Visit our Historic Themes and in this way see how intriguing connections and context put a different spin on things.
House of Windsor
The House of Windsor. A stable monarchy, world wars and technological advances. The House of Windsor 1910…
The Victorian Period 1837 – 1901 Find out more about the Victorian Period in Britain by using…
The Roman Period. Four hundred years of rule but what was the legacy left by the Roman…
House of Denmark
There were technically two periods when the House of Denmark was in control of what was broadly…
House of Wessex
The Anglo Saxon period can be tricky to unpick at times and the period called the House…
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[…] This person job is scavenging the sewers for treasurers or a sewer hunter. During the Victorian era in London, most people made a living through this. They sifted through the raw sewage to find money or silver. The dangers to the job existed like the foul air in the sewers that if one accidentally inhaled death was possible. The rushing water was allowed to flow into the sewers, and if there was any tosher, being swept away was likely. There were also swarms of rats that might attack you. Due to the maze-like nature of the sewer system, you might get lost as well. To avoid these dangers; most toshers usually scavenged in groups. In the 1840s, the work becomes riskier as the government banned the practice. You could be fined or put in jail if found in the sewers. It was worth the risk as most toshers earned 6 shillings, which were quite good at the time. The work was dangerous, but worth it for most toshers. […]