The Penguin Social History of Britain: English Society in the Eighteenth Century
A portrait of 18th century England, from its princes to its paupers, from its metropolis to its smallest hamlet. The topics covered include - diet, housing, prisons, rural festivals, bordellos, plays, paintings, and work and wages.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - raschneid - LibraryThing
Took a while, but this was an excellent, readable book about life and society in eighteenth-century Britain (an era that gets mysteriously overlooked, despite people's interested in France at the same ... Read full review
Review: English Society in the Eighteenth Century (Folio Society History of England #7)User Review - Jennifer Garlen - Goodreads
This is absolutely one of the best books ever written about the English 18th century. Porter has a wry sense of humor, and the details and anecdotes woven into the data make the information palatable and even fun. If you really want an introduction to the age, this is the place to begin. Read full review