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London's Pleasures - From Restoration to Regency

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Sutton Publishing 2001. Hardback with dust jacket in as new condition - the jacket is protected by a plastic cover.
An insight into the pleasures and pastimes of Londoners between the Restoration of 1660 and the beginning of World War I. Thematically arranged chapters discuss the violent and nowadays unpalatable pleasures of the age, such as the bear-baiting spectacles of Bankside, cock-fighting in St James's Park, and the attraction of public hangings on Tower Hill. These events played alongside more innocent amusements such as the burgeoning of public pleasure gardens, exhibitions, bazaars, theatres and music halls, and the pivotal importance of the capital's coffee houses. As the 20th century dawned, the author shows what happened as society, or some sections of it at least, turned ultra-respectable and forced many of the capital's activities underground.

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Author(s):
David Kerr Cameron
Condition:
As new
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0750924489
ISBN-13:
9780750924481
Number of pages:
234
Publisher:
Sutton
Title:
London's Pleasures - From Restoration to Regency

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Sutton Publishing 2001. Hardback with dust jacket in as new condition - the jacket is protected by a plastic cover.
An insight into the pleasures and pastimes of Londoners between the Restoration of 1660 and the beginning of World War I. Thematically arranged chapters discuss the violent and nowadays unpalatable pleasures of the age, such as the bear-baiting spectacles of Bankside, cock-fighting in St James's Park, and the attraction of public hangings on Tower Hill. These events played alongside more innocent amusements such as the burgeoning of public pleasure gardens, exhibitions, bazaars, theatres and music halls, and the pivotal importance of the capital's coffee houses. As the 20th century dawned, the author shows what happened as society, or some sections of it at least, turned ultra-respectable and forced many of the capital's activities underground.

Author(s):
David Kerr Cameron
Condition:
As new
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0750924489
ISBN-13:
9780750924481
Number of pages:
234
Publisher:
Sutton
Title:
London's Pleasures - From Restoration to Regency

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