Suzannah Lipscomb reveals the killers that lurked in every room of the Victorian and Edwardian home.
It was a great age of exploration and science where adventurers returned from the New World with exotic goods previously unknown in Europe. An era in which the newly emergent middle classes had, for the first time, money for luxuries and early consumer goods, many of which contained hidden dangers.
The 20th century ushered in innovations that transformed the way we lived, but a lack of understanding of the potential hazards meant that they frequently led to terrible accidents, horrendous injuries and even death.
Dr Suzannah Lipscomb takes us back to Tudor times in search of the household killers of the era; It was an age of exploration and science where adventurers returned from the New World with exotic goods previously unknown in Europe.
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Griff Rhys Jones
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