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Franklin Watts: Life in Britain series

Project Summary

Books on life in Roman and Victorian times as part of a history series on for Key Stage 2 (ages 8-11).

I was engaged to research, write and create picture lists for children's history books on the Romans and the Victorians. Each is based on 13 themed spreads (plus a Timeline and Places to Visit feature) exploring life in the historic period, accompanied by captioned photos.

Victorian themes

  • An Age of Progress
  • Inventions
  • Transport
  • Factory and Office Work
  • The Lower Class
  • The Suburbs
  • Life in a Great House
  • Schools
  • Leisure and Entertainment
  • Health and Hospitals
  • Church and Chapel
  • Clothing and Fashion
  • After the Victorians

Roman themes

  • Roman Britain
  • The Roman Army
  • Towns
  • Jobs
  • Buying and Selling
  • Children and Family Life
  • Villas
  • Food and Drink
  • Clothes and Fashion
  • Gods and Customs
  • Clean and Healthy Living
  • Entertainments
  • The End of Roman Britain
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