Victorian servants were a large part of Victorian households, with even poorer or middle-class homes keeping at least one maid, nanny or helper.
Large households would have many servants, including a butler, footmen, a housekeeper, laundry maids, a cook, scullery maid, lady’s maid and/or valet. Board, lodging and uniforms would usually be provided and servants ate in the servant’s hall, usually near the kitchen. A salary would be provided, small indeed by today’s standards!
Read about each of these roles and imagine yourself living in those times, with often gruelling work hours!