Mid-Georgian Britain

Mid-Georgian Britain : 1740-69

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Mid-Georgian Britain was a period of both elegance and desperation. As the middle and upper classes enjoyed their wealth with an increasing range of consumer goods, the poor endured debtor's prison and an increasing number of crimes with the death penalty. This, the latest addition to the growing "Living Histories Series", charts the growth of the empire and looks at the growing importance of London as a capital city where the rich and poor rubbed shoulders. Jacqueline Riding creates a vivid portrait of the daily reality of life for a middle-class family in this age of growing affluence.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 148 x 206 x 8mm | 181.44g
  • Shire Publications
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Illustrations (some col.)
  • 074780799X
  • 9780747807995
  • 714,313

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Table of contents

Preface
Introduction: London and Life
Love and Sex, Marriage and Family
Home and Neighbourhood
Work
Food and Drink
Fashion
Transport
Relaxation and Entertainment
Charity and Citizenship
Health
Places to Visit
Index
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About Jacqueline Riding

Jacqueline Riding is an arts and heritage consultant. She studied at the center for Eighteenth Century Studies at York University, and worked at Tate Britain, the Palace of Westminster before becoming the founding director of the Handel House Museum. She is co-author of Art in Parliament, co-editor, contributor to Houses of Parliament: History Art Architecture and author of Handel and the Foundling Hospital.
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