The Domestic Revolution: How the Introduction of Coal into Victorian Homes Changed Everything

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Ruth Goodman

Narrated By: Jennifer M. Dixon

Date: November 2020

Duration: 11 hours 17 minutes

Summary:

'The queen of living history' (Lucy Worsley) returns with an immersive account of how English women sparked a worldwide revolution-from their own kitchens.

No single invention epitomizes the Victorian era more than the black cast-iron range. Aware that the twenty-first-century has reduced it to a quaint relic, Ruth Goodman was determined to prove that the hot coal stove provided so much more than morning tea: it might even have kick-started the Industrial Revolution. Wielding the wit and passion seen in How to Be a Victorian, Goodman traces the tectonic shift from wood to coal in the mid-sixteenth century-from sooty trials and errors during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I to the totally smog-clouded reign of Queen Victoria. A pattern of innovation emerges as the women stoking these fires also stoked new global industries: from better soap to clean smudges to new ingredients for cooking. Laced with uproarious anecdotes of Goodman's own experience managing a coal-fired household, this fascinating book shines a hot light on the power of domestic necessity.

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Domestic Revolution: How the Introduction of Coal into Victorian Homes Changed Everything

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