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LONDON IN THE 18TH CENTURY / WESLEY HOUSE AND MUSEUM AND BUNHILL FIELDS

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.


The history of Methodism is celebrated in the splendid museum attached to John Wesley’s house and the current chapel. We will see the impact of the non-conformist church and adjacent non conformist cemetery of Bunhill Fields where we will see the graves and memorials of John Bunyan, Daniel Defoe, Susannah Wesley and William Blake.


Speaker(s):

Mr Geoffrey Toms | talks

 

Date and Time:

13 February 2013 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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