Georgian Londoners: Into the Streets
When: Sun 17 Nov 2013, 14.00-15.15
Where: Conference Centre, British Library
Price: £7.50 / £5 concessions
In 2009 historian Lucy Inglis began her award-winning blog on the lesser-known aspects of London during the Eighteenth Century. Monarchs, politicians and aristocrats grab the historical limelight, but Lucy's Georgian Londoners are the men and women who rode the dawn coach to work, opened shops bleary-eyed and hung-over, fell in love, had risky sex in side streets, realized the children had head lice again, paid parking fines, cashed in winning lottery tickets, fought for good causes and committed terrible crimes. In this talk based on her new book, Lucy takes a journey back to a time that through fantastic highs and desperate lows, changed expectations of what life could be.
This event will have live subtitling for deaf, deafened and hard of hearing visitors, provided by STAGETEXT.