Governess Role

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  • The figure of a Governess
    • 1851
      • 25,000 women made a living either teaching or looking after other womens children.
        • Lived with their employers.
        • Got payed a small salary on top of their board and lodging.
    • Who became a Governess?
      • Middle class women who were taught to be ladies - became higher class.
        • Would have felt humiliated to be seen serving in shops and working in factories.
    • Who employed a Governess?
      • The upper class.
        • For centuries.


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