Life in Georgian Richmond, North Yorkshire -

Life in Georgian Richmond, North Yorkshire

A Diary and its Secrets

By Jane Hatcher, Bob Woodings



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The Georgian Era was a period of immense change in Britain, immortalised in the work of writers such as Jane Austen and architects like John Nash. For such an evocative period, the question must be asked: what was life really like? In Life in Georgian Richmond, the authors present a rare opportunity to hear the authentic voice of the mid-eighteenth century through the writings of a newly discovered diary, giving a short but intense portrait of a woman immersed in up-to-date Georgian social activities in a bustling and fashionable town in Northern England. With this book, travel to mid-eighteenth century England: to fairs and markets, horse racing and travelling players. Learn of the changing role of women in Georgian England and along with the authors, unravel their secrets to bring alive society in this vanished world. AUTHOR: Jane Hatcher, an architectural and local historian, has published extensively on Richmond, North Yorkshire and the North East. Particularly well-known are her studies of The Industrial Architecture of Yorkshire [1988] and her History of Richmond [2004]. Originally from York, she has lived in Richmond for many years. She has worked in research, conservation and adult education. Bob Woodings has extensive experience of teaching literature and art in adult education. Prior to that he was a senior editor in London, concentrating on mass-market paperbacks. In 1983 he set up the first UK degree course in publishing. His publications include Shelley [1968], and The Fontana Biographical Companion to Modern Thought [1983] with Alan Bullock.

Product code: 9781526707383

ISBN 9781526707383
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H234xW156
No. Of Pages 176
Publisher Pen & Sword Books Ltd
A rare opportunity to hear the authentic voice of Georgian England. For historian and general reader alike, Life in Georgian Richmond opens a new window on aspects of Georgian experience.