- Oct 2020
So, this is not an entirely new concept but I am working on a novel set during 1912-1914. How and where would a young master/heir meet with a housemaid if they were in love? I understand that historically speaking it was highly unlikely. From my understanding housemaids were strictly forbidden from having 'followers' and risked losing their jobs if they were caught. I also understand that a powerful gentleman could get away with sleeping with whomever he wished, and normally in the case of the housemaid would be left turning to prostitution and losing her job if she got pregnant. However, let's say the two were genuinely in love, how would they be able to meet in order to spend time alone?