Georgians Revealed: Life, Style and the Making of Modern Britain at the British Library

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Grimaldi's Leap-Frog. William Heath's coloured engraving


Indulge your inner Georgian at this fascinating new exhibition at the British Library.

Perceived as having something of a split personality, debate has been raging as to whether the Georgians were tasteful and polite or riotous and pleasure obsessed, as they lorded over the period 1714 to 1830.

Illustrated with socially historic treasures from the archive, visitors can discover how cities and towns were completely transformed across the land. But were beautifully furnished homes or raucous gambling dens the defining image of the day? It’s claimed that popular culture as we know it originated during these years, with the rise of fashion, art galleries, celebrity and charities becoming big news.

Discover more as the British Library show off invaluable illustrated books, manuscripts, newspapers, maps and advertisements that breathe life into what was definitely a very interesting time.

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