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Miss Bennet's Basket - Georgian Domestic Life by Gordon Le Pard

Miss Bennet's Basket - Nothing like home for real comfort

An exploration of Georgian and Regency domestic life, using objects (many of which are original).

We will journey through the day, from lighting fires in the morning to having a warming pan in bed at night.
From the dangers of a Georgian kitchen, through the complexity of washing linen to the danger of unregulated tea, and the question of whether to snuff, or extinguish, a candle.

Despite the similarities Georgian Domestic life had many differences to that of today.