I checked out Manor House from the library.
If you’ve ever watched Downton Abbey or Upstairs Downstairs then you’d probably enjoy this show.
It’s a reality show where a group of people volunteer to live for 3 months following 20th century Edwardian societal rules.
The upper crust live the high life, but the staff? They’re struggling to cope under the strain of the workload.
It’s hard for me as a young person in the 21st century to understand the rigors of the working class at that time…
Imagine working 16 hours a day, 7 days a week for pennies per hour (servants were paid a lump sum per year).
Of course, times were different and that was a decent wage. The servants were also given shelter and food everyday, which was better than most people enjoyed.
I appreciate history; however, I’m so glad to live in the 21st century!