Monthly Archives: May 2015

Getting v. Spending: 18th-Century Attitudes

Libertines or Libertarians? Social attitudes changed during the eighteenth century in ways that still have relevance today. Nowhere is this more obvious than in attitudes to morality, religion and sexual behaviour. All kinds of reasons have been put forward for … Continue reading

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A Georgian “Lonely Hearts” Advertisement

How to Find that Special Person Amongst the gentry of the eighteenth century, marriage was a serious matter. A good marriage could bring you wealth, patronage and important social and political contacts. Affection was hoped for, but probably not so … Continue reading

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