Georgian London

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Georgian London

Georgian London

In Georgian London: Into the Streets, Lucy Inglis takes readers on a tour of London's most formative age - the age of love, sex, intellect, art, great ambition and fantastic ruin. Travel back to the Georgian years, a time that changed expectations of what life could be. Peek into the gilded drawing rooms of the aristocracy, walk down the quiet avenues of the new middle class, and crouch in the damp doorways of the poor. But watch your wallet - tourists make perfect prey for the thriving community of hawkers, prostitutes and scavengers. Visit the madhouses of Hackney, the workshops of Soho and the mean streets of Cheapside. Have a coffee in the city, check the stock exchange, and pop into St Paul's to see progress on the new dome. This book is about the Georgians who called London their home, from dukes and artists to rent boys and hot air balloonists meeting dog-nappers and life-models along the way. It investigates the legacies they left us in architecture and art, science and society, and shows the making of the capital millions know and love today. 'Read and be amazed by a city you thought you knew' Jonathan Foyle, World Monuments Fund 'Jam-packed with unusual insights and facts. A great read from a talented new historian' Independent 'Pacy, superbly researched. The real sparkle lies in its relentless cavalcade of insightful anecdotes . . . There's much to treasure here' Londonist 'Inglis has a good ear for the outlandish, the farcical, the bizarre and the macabre. A wonderful popular history of Hanoverian London' London Historians

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Women, Sociability and Theatre in Georgian London
Language: en
Pages: 289
Authors: Gillian Russell
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-06-14 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

A highly illustrated and original contribution to the cultural history of sociability in the eighteenth century.
Georgian London
Language: en
Pages: 416
Authors: Lucy Inglis
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-09-05 - Publisher: Penguin UK

In Georgian London: Into the Streets, Lucy Inglis takes readers on a tour of London's most formative age - the age of love, sex, intellect, art, great ambition and fantastic ruin. Travel back to the Georgian years, a time that changed expectations of what life could be. Peek into the
Georgian London
Language: en
Pages: 96
Authors: Pat Dargan
Categories: Architecture
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-11-15 - Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

A guide to the West End's Georgian architectural history
A Grim Almanac of Georgian London
Language: en
Pages: 192
Authors: Graham Jackson, Cate Ludlow
Categories: Reference
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-12-01 - Publisher: The History Press

The Georgian era was perhaps one of the most shocking, gory, vice-ridden and downright surprising in the capital's history. From an anaconda attack at the Tower of London to a ghost in Regent’s Park, a murder at the House of Commons, a body-snatching case which horrified all of London, a
The Secret History of Georgian London
Language: en
Pages: 672
Authors: Dan Cruickshank
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-06-30 - Publisher: Random House

Georgian London evokes images of elegant buildings and fine art, but it was also a city where prostitution was rife, houses of ill repute widespread, and many tens of thousands of people dependent in some way or other on the wages of sin. The sex industry was, in fact, a