Publication Date: 2014-02-15
For over a hundred years (1714-1830) a King George sat on the British throne. It was a time of transformation, as cities grew, industry thrived, and trade expanded around the world. New prosperity was celebrated in great country houses and beautifully landscaped gardens, while taste and elegance drove social etiquette. Travel became easier, encouraging the spread of fashions and ideas. An explosion in print culture also brought new horizons, as an increasingly literate society devoured newspapers, satirical pamphlets, magazines, and the newly emerging novel form. Georgians Revealed explores the realities of daily life through a fascinating variety of objects. The compelling selection traces the Georgians' famous love of shopping and celebrity, gambling and domestic design, and navigates the rules that governed behavior from ballrooms to the sporting world.