Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Georgians Revealed

The British Library is beginning a year-long celebration of the ascendancy of Hanoverian King George I to the throne of Great Britain in 1714. The English would have liked to have seen him get the bum's rush back to Germany, but the period from 1714 and 1830 saw a quiet revolution in British life. Georgians Revealed: Life, Style and the Making of Modern Britain explores this transformation that took place in the Georgian period, from reading magazines to building art galleries and museums. Fashion, celebrity and conspicuous consumption became the pastimes of the emerging middle class (CLICK).


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