Regency Cheshire

Wilkes, Sue

Published by Robert Hale
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Explores the scandals, sports and pastimes of some of the great county families such as the Grosvenors of Eaton Hall. This book tells the story of county life during the age of Beau Brummell, Walter Scott and Jane Austen. Num Pages: 272 pages, 26 illustrations. BIC Classification: HBJD1; HBLL. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 167 x 241 x 30. Weight in Grams: 634. . 2010. Hardcover. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: Regency Cheshire explores the scandals, sports, and pastimes of the great county families such as the Grosvenors of Eaton Hall. Their glittering lifestyle is contrasted with conditions for humble farmers and factory workers. The gentry and mill owners created elegant new villas and beautiful gardens while workers huddled together in slums with inadequate sanitation. The Prince Regent and his cronies danced and feasted while cotton and silk workers starved. Cheshire's rural tranquility was under siege; smoke belched out over the textile and salt towns. Stage coaches rattled through the streets; packet boats and barges sailed down the canals. The author traces the changes in the county's transport system and the effect on its chief industries: silk, cotton, salt, and cheese. Reform and revolution threatened the old social order. Blood was spilt on city streets during election fever and in the struggle for democracy. Napoleon's forces were poised to invade—but Cheshire troops battled their own countrymen instead of marauding Frenchmen. Balls and bear-baiting; highwaymen and hangings; riots and reform: Regency Cheshire tells the story of county life during the age of Beau Brummell, Walter Scott, and Jane Austen.

About the Author: Sue Wilkes is the author of Narrow Windows, Narrow Lives.

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