Early Eighteenth-Century Britain : 1700-1739, Paperback / softback Book

Early Eighteenth-Century Britain : 1700-1739 Paperback / softback

Part of the Shire Living Histories series

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The early eighteenth century saw British society move towards greater stability and sustainability following the centuries of turmoil that had climaxed in bloody civil-war and the drama and decadence of the Restoration.

The inexorable rise of the middle-classes brushed aside outdated customs, etiquette and prejudices and powered the 'Reformation of Manners', a new system of social mores and rules for a fast-developing nation, and cities were planned to benefit from careful lighting and green spaces.

This period, accessibly described here by Lorna Coventry, was a tremendous step towards a recognizably modern Britain, giving us our first novels and, following the Great Fire, London districts through which we walk to this day.

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  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 80 pages, 30 b/w; 50 col
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: British & Irish history
  • ISBN: 9780747808374

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