Victorian/Edwardian Clichés

Victorian/Edwardian Clichés

Old world England. The stuff of Romance.

Examples: Sherlock Holmes, Flashman

Clichés Liberated from For Faerie, Queen, & Country

The following clichés were liberated from TSR's For Faerie, Queen, & Country which was part of the Amazing Engine system.

  • Clergy - a priest of a specific congregation

  • Civil Servant - minor functionaries such as assistant under-secretaries to the deputy counsel or senior clerks of the assistant post-master-general.

  • Correspondent - a reporter (usually a struggling novelist or poet)

  • Detective - Metropolitan police force (get government sanctioning) or consulting detective (i.e. Sherlock Holmes)

  • Dilettante - A dabbler in many things. Seen as either a wasteful member of the rich or a cultured man of means.

  • Doctor - no longer butchers, but still feared.

  • Entertainer - (music hall performer (singer/comic/dancing girl/variety act)

  • Go-Between - In the world of noticeable division between rich and poor, upper and lower classes, someone who can get things done in both worlds.

  • Hooligan (Mohock) - a gangster. Hooligan is a thug; Mohock are the more sophisticated version.

  • Public Servant - politician (appointed)

  • Rustic - country person (farm hand or tenants).

  • Solicitor - lawyer

  • Barrister - present cases (real work done by solicitor).

  • Tinker - A wandering jack-of-all-trades.