Bizarre Social Etiquette Rules of the Victorian Era

Ilana Quinn
6 min readOct 5, 2021

Some social manners and customs expected of high society

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The Victorian era—the period of time from 1837 to 1901 marked by Queen Victoria’s rule over the British Empire — is often remembered for a strict observance to social rules and customs.

Indeed, Victorian societies were divided into strict social classes, often characterized by their politeness…

Ilana Quinn

I am a university student who writes under a pseudonym about history, life and faith.