Early Eighteenth-Century Britain (Shire Living Histories)

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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 The inexorable rise of the middle-classes brushed aside outdated customs, etiquette and prejudices and powered the 'Reformation of Manners', a new system of social mores and rules for a fast-developing nation, and cities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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This short introduction to the social history of the early 18th century will appeal to social historians and those researching family history.

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Lorna Coventry is an urban historian specialising in eighteenth-century architectural, social and political history. She has worked for English Heritage on the Survey of London project, and is currently completing her thesis on eighteenth-century Westminster.

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