We turn the spotlight in turn on stages in the lives of both ordinary people and celebrities. Historical sources show how our forebears faced the challenges of childbirth, and how the conduct of funerals changed through the centuries.
A selection of rich resources for the study of childhood and education is offered. We see the working lives of women through the topic of household management; references to female charities contrast with images of fashionable hairstyles.
A glimpse of city life is offered alongside the more traditional occupations of those who made their living on the land. Changing attitudes towards country pursuits are illustrated through both practical works on husbandry and romantic perspectives on rural life.