An Introduction to the 18th Century

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Back in the Day aims to be a gentle and fun introduction to the world of Eighteenth Century Britain.

The British Eighteenth Century was a world of contrasts and extremes, from the fiery preaching of John Wesley to the seemingly universal availability of gin. From the beautiful music of composers such as George Frederick Handel, the lovely paintings of Allan Ramsay and Joshua Reynolds to the stark reality of poverty, disease and violence for the urban and rural poor.

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