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THE LONDON COURSE: LONDON IN THE 18TH CENTURY / YOUNG MAN ABOUT TOWN: BOSWELL’S LONDON JOURNAL


The Course
The recovery of London expanded at a rapid pace after the Great Fire. As the city at the heart of the Age of Enlightenment, it was a consumer society par excellence with wealth and squalor side by side. It was a rough and ready time, elegant and refined: a time of passionate preaching and riotous disorder. This is the time of Robert
Adam, Canaletto, William Hogarth and the Mob, and the course will illustrate the life that Londoners lived in every stratum of society.


YOUNG MAN ABOUT TOWN: BOSWELL’S LONDON JOURNAL
(LECTURE)

James Boswell came to London at the age of 21 in 1762 and explored the city with all its wide experiences. These were illuminated in his remarkable private journal which take us from the roots and balls of Northumberland House to the seamy side of Covent Garden and his famous first meeting with Dr. Johnson.


Speaker(s):

Mr Geoffrey Toms | talks

 

Date and Time:

26 November 2012 at 10:45 am

Duration:

Half Day

 

Venue:

The University Women's Club
2 Audley Square
London
W1K 1DB


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Tickets:

£42

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info@thecoursestudies.co.uk

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