Posted by Inko on June 29, 1997 at 00:51:42:
In reply to Read any good books lately? posted by Caroline on June 27, 1997 at 15:56:27
] What are people using to find out about Regency life? What particular things interest you anyway? have you found anything interesting on the net or outside it that you think is a useful source of information? I'd love to know!
Caroline, I have a book from my library , "The English: A Social History 1066-1945" by Christopher Hibbert. Part 1 covers the middle ages; Part 2, The ages of Shakespeare and Milton; Part 3, From Defoe to Cobbett (includes 18th century and Regency); Part 4, From the Victorians to Modern Times. I've been using it as a resource--it has chapters on Marriage and Divorce, Sex, Theatres and Shows, Quacks Diseases and Cures, Operations and Tooth-drawers, Below stairs, etc. Useful for general information although I won't vouch for its accuracy.
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