lady_puck9999 (lady_puck9999) wrote in little_details,
lady_puck9999
lady_puck9999
little_details

  • Music:

Victorians and Poker

Back again with more Victorian questions!

Googled: various combinations of Poker, history of poker, Britain, England, 1800s, 1850s, 19th century, Victorian

I was originally setting these stories in the 1870s, but I have recently decided to move them back a few decades, into the 1850s, 1860s. Mostly because I'm acravat fan, and because a friend wants rather badly for me to throw my characters into Crimea and point and laugh at them.

At any rate. I had read that poker was "a fad" in Britain in the 1870s. I don't remember where exactly I read it. But. Research now, for the earlier time period, indicates that there were just all sorts of poker-like games floating about.

I need to know if there was something definitively known as POKER in England, during my new time period, and whether respectable gentlemen might play it after the ladies had gone up from dinner and it was smoking/drinking/carousing time.

Thanks, smart, smart people.

ETA: Upon further consideration, this story may end up taking place at a card party. But input is still appreciated!
Subscribe

  • Wheelchairs in antiquity

    What mobility aids would be available to a person with little or no use of their legs, middle-east region, circa 500 CE? My setting is based on…

  • 1920s-1940s German Education System

    Setting: Germany, 1920s-1940s Scenario: A female character is born to a middle or upper class family in Germany c. 1916-1918. (I’m not sure yet…

  • Military command to begin

    Hey everyone, I'm back for more military stuff. Still a fantasy army roughly modelled after the Napoleonic times, but I think this might be the…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic
    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 12 comments

  • Wheelchairs in antiquity

    What mobility aids would be available to a person with little or no use of their legs, middle-east region, circa 500 CE? My setting is based on…

  • 1920s-1940s German Education System

    Setting: Germany, 1920s-1940s Scenario: A female character is born to a middle or upper class family in Germany c. 1916-1918. (I’m not sure yet…

  • Military command to begin

    Hey everyone, I'm back for more military stuff. Still a fantasy army roughly modelled after the Napoleonic times, but I think this might be the…