What did Queen Victoria have for dinner? And how did this compare with the meals of the poor in the nineteenth century? This classic account of English food habits since the industrial revolution answers these questions and more.

part |1 pages

Part One 1815-50

chapter 1|18 pages

England in transition

chapter 2|17 pages

The agricultural labourer

chapter 3|26 pages

The town worker

chapter 4|22 pages

The food of the rich

chapter 5|18 pages

Food adulteration

part |1 pages

Part Two 1850-1914

chapter 6|25 pages

Feeding the nation

chapter 7|26 pages

Rural England: romance and reality

chapter 8|34 pages

Urban England: poverty and progress

chapter 9|24 pages

High living

chapter 10|40 pages

The quality of food

part |1 pages

Part Three 1914 to the present day

chapter 11|11 pages

The First World War

chapter 12|35 pages

Between the wars

chapter 13|11 pages

The Second World War

chapter 14|32 pages

Want and plenty, 1945-85