First published in 1931, Georgian England offers an entertaining and informative overview of the period from 1700 to 1820. The celebrated architect and historian Albert Edward Richardson had a particular enthusiasm for Georgian times, and in this volume he authoritatively depicts an era noted for its social life and culture, its literary, artistic, architectural and scientific achievements and for the growth of industry. Many facets of English society are covered, including the church and military; sports and pastimes; building and interior design and notable Georgian plays and music. Illustrated throughout with contemporary engravings and art, Georgian England captures a time of contrasts: an era of both great achievement and shameful poverty, of enlightenment and brutality, where decadence existed alongside exuberant progress.
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