British working class history is heavily domestic service aka slavery to the rich. The conditions were brutal, you’d be underfed and overworked, you’d sleep 5 to a bed with no access to sanitation or cleaning facilities. You’d be referred to by your job not your name, you weren’t allowed to speak or to sit down. There were no breaks or holidays. You’d never stop grafting, cleaning, cooking, emptying their pots of piss and shit while being physically/sexually assaulted and degraded. You’d exist in secret passages and rooms so the rich didn’t have to see you. It was born out of pure disgust by the rich for the working class who they saw as subhuman.
And it wasn’t just the rich. In the early to mid 1900s teachers, bank clarks in semi detatched suburban homes kept domestic servants who they treat as second class citizens. They had special devices built so they didn’t have to acknowledge the cleaner, the postman.That’s our working class history. Chances are one of your ancestors worked as a domestic servant.