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Amanda Vickery - A History of Private Life Episode guide

  1. Alternative Homes

    30/30 Historian Amanda Vickery reflects on the enduring pull of a home of one's own.

    First broadcast: 06 Nov 2009

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  2. Dunroamin

    29/30 Prof Vickery listens to the experiences of those who moved to the suburbs.

    First broadcast: 05 Nov 2009

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  3. Exporting the Home

    28/30 Prof Vickery explores the kind of homes the British struggled to create in India.

    First broadcast: 04 Nov 2009

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  4. The Garden Indoors

    27/30 The Victorians contrived increasingly ingenious ways to domesticate nature.

    First broadcast: 03 Nov 2009

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  5. Education in the Moral Home

    26/30 Prof Vickery explores home education from the perspective of mother and child.

    First broadcast: 02 Nov 2009

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  6. Neat and Not too Showy

    25/30 The homes of 19th-century people lower down the social scale.

    First broadcast: 30 Oct 2009

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  7. Courtship and Setting Up Home

    24/30 Two 18th-century marriages and how the husbands prepared new houses for their bride.

    First broadcast: 29 Oct 2009

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  8. Science and Nature at Home

    23/30 How eccentric homes reflected wider 18th-century ideas about science and nature.

    First broadcast: 28 Oct 2009

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  9. Taste

    22/30 The story of an 18th-century couple who spend life doing up their magnificent houses.

    First broadcast: 27 Oct 2009

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  10. Magnificence

    21/30 The story of a celebrity divorce - a scandal, because the husband was the prime minister.

    First broadcast: 26 Oct 2009

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  11. Widowers

    20/30 The story of two different widowers and their desperate search for a new wife.

    First broadcast: 23 Oct 2009

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  12. Widows

    19/30 How the richest widow in 18th-century England spent her late husband's coal fortune.

    First broadcast: 22 Oct 2009

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  13. Spinsters

    18/30 Amanda Vickery tells the story of an admirable and disabled spinster.

    First broadcast: 21 Oct 2009

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  14. Bachelors

    17/30 The complicated arrangements that limited a man's search for a suitable wife.

    First broadcast: 20 Oct 2009

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  15. Servants

    16/30 Historian Amanda goes below stairs to find out about domestic workers in a household.

    First broadcast: 19 Oct 2009

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  16. Domestic Violence

    15/30 Amanda Vickery reveals the dark side of private life, and how the home became a trap.

    First broadcast: 16 Oct 2009

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  17. Secrets at Home - Illicit Guests

    14/30 Stories from adultery cases about women sneaking lovers into the house.

    First broadcast: 15 Oct 2009

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  18. Men at Home

    13/30 In her hidden home history, Amanda reveals the stories of family 'black sheep'.

    First broadcast: 14 Oct 2009

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  19. Domestic Harmony

    12/30 The importance of music-making at home - and the chances it created for finding a partner.

    First broadcast: 13 Oct 2009

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  20. Tea

    11/30 Thanks to the introduction of tea, even people who were not rich could afford to entertain

    First broadcast: 12 Oct 2009

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  21. Mistress and Servants

    10/30 The household diaries of Elizabeth Shackleton, trying to run a house in Lancashire.

    First broadcast: 09 Oct 2009

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  22. Ornamenting the Home

    9/30 Historian Amanda reveals sewing was a housewife's duty.

    First broadcast: 08 Oct 2009

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  23. Kitchen Physic

    8/30 Historian Amanda reveals housewives were once expected to concoct cure-all medicines.

    First broadcast: 07 Oct 2009

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  24. Pots and Pans

    7/30 Why do pots and pans matter?

    First broadcast: 06 Oct 2009

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  25. All My Life is A Struggle With Dirt

    6/30 How women cleaned and cared for their families in a household moral mission.

    First broadcast: 05 Oct 2009

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  26. Every Man's Home is His Castle

    5/30 Elaborate rituals of locking up at night protected the house from burglars.

    First broadcast: 02 Oct 2009

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  27. The Closet

    4/30 The closet - a place for prayer, music and safety.

    First broadcast: 01 Oct 2009

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  28. The State in Miniature

    3/30 The home as a microcosm of social order.

    First broadcast: 30 Sep 2009

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  29. Things That Go Bump in the Night

    2/30 How the home protected from dark forces outside.

    First broadcast: 29 Sep 2009

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  30. The Bed

    1/30 The very heart of private life - the matrimonial bed.

    First broadcast: 28 Sep 2009

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