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Share1 Shares 3K Benjamin Franklin said: And no time period planned for, feared and yes, even celebrated death more than the Victorian age.
With that said, here are ten fascinating facts about death in the Victorian era. People Died in Very Strange Ways While people did die from much the same ailments as we do today such as heart failure, strokes and pneumonia, there were just as many deaths caused under bizarre circumstances which serves as a looking glass of the times: Ever hear of death by corset?
Unfortunately before her friends got to her however, she was already dead. Her cause of death? Edwin Clayton who died after swallowing his false teeth.
Clayton was suffocated at Endon, between Leek and Stoke, through swallowing his false teeth. On December 2, a child named Mullins was fatally mauled by a pig. The pig dragged the child out of the house by the throat into the street. This is the second fatal accident of the kind at Galway within a month.
There Were Many Superstitions Regarding Death From weddings to illnesses, people in the Victorian age had many superstitions regarding everyday life. But no life occurrence was the subject of more superstitions than Goth and death music. Though no one really knows how or why the Victorians came up with these superstitionsmany of them are quite malevolent and ominous in nature.
It is bad luck to meet a funeral procession head on. If you see one approaching, turn around. If this is unavoidable, hold on to a button until the funeral cortege passes. Stop the clock in a death room or you will have bad luck. If the deceased has lived a good life, flowers would bloom on his grave; but if he has been evil, only weeds would grow.
If you smell roses when no one is around, someone is going to die. If you see yourself in a dream, your death will follow. If a sparrow lands on a piano, someone in the home will die. If a picture falls off a wall, there will be a death of someone you know.
A single snowdrop growing in the garden foretells death. Survivors Obsessively Coveted Mementos of the Deceased So attached were survivors to the memory of the deceased, that families would obsessively collect any reminder of the deceased that could be had.
Such items as lockets, brooches, rings and even locks of hair were known to be coveted. And in an era when photography was still in its infancy, families were also known to take pictures of the deceased mere days after they passed.
If for example, the person was a carpenter, they would be photographed in a woodshed, if they were a priest, they would be photographed in church. And yes, if the deceased was an infant, the child would be posed with other family members. And in order to ensure that the deceased looked as natural as possible in these photos, the photographer would either prop the deceased eyes open or paint pupils on to the photographic print.
Sometimes even a rosy tint would be added to their cheeks. Funeral Etiquette Was Rigorously Observed For the Victorians, life was all about proper etiquette, and nowhere was this more evident than at funerals. Unlike current times where anyone can attend a funeral servicein the Victorian age, a person must first wait to receive their formal written invitation.
It was not proper however, to send invitations to a funeral of a person who died from a contagious disease. Funeral guests were then expected to arrive precisely an hour before the service was to begin.
At the end of the service, the master of ceremonies preceded the mourners to the carriages and assisted the ladies to their places. If the physician of the deceased happened to be in attendance, he was placed in the carriage immediately following the near relatives of the deceased.
Mourning Periods Were Strictly Regulated Thanks to Queen Victoria who turned mourning into an art form unto itself, mourning the dead in the Victorian age became a very strict and formal occasion with a great many rules and regulations.Mortiis’ Perfectly Defect album was originally released as a limited download album only in June 1 sees the reissue of this recording via Mortiis’ own label Omnipresence Records.
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