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Chronic and Abnormal Grief: Queen Victoria, Lady Frederick Cavendish, and Emma Haden

Pat Jalland

in Death in the Victorian Family

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201885
eISBN:
9780191675058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201885.003.0017
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses chronic and obsessive grief that was rare among 19th century families. These reactions to deaths are seen as extreme responses to death which took place in extraordinary and ... More


Widows: Gendered Experiences of Widowhood

Pat Jalland

in Death in the Victorian Family

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201885
eISBN:
9780191675058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201885.003.0012
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses the plight and sorrow of the Victorian and Edwardian women in the face of their husband's death. In the 19th century, the mortality rates were high producing high rates of ... More


Widowers: Gendered Experiences of Widowhood

Pat Jalland

in Death in the Victorian Family

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201885
eISBN:
9780191675058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201885.003.0013
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses the emotional responses and bereavement of Victorian men when faced with the death of their wife. In this chapter the differences of the coping mechanism of widows and widowers ... More


Rituals of Sorrow: Mourning-Dress and Condolence Letters

Pat Jalland

in Death in the Victorian Family

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201885
eISBN:
9780191675058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201885.003.0016
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses the different rituals of sorrow practiced during the Victorian age. The focus on this chapter is on the role of the mourning dress observed in the 19th century. Mourning dress ... More


Epilogue. After the Victorians: Social Memory, Spiritualism, and the Great War

Pat Jalland

in Death in the Victorian Family

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201885
eISBN:
9780191675058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201885.003.0019
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses the major turning points that changed the history of death, grief, and mourning in Britain between 1830 and 1920. Discussed here are the motors of change: the religious, ... More


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