Leeds Welcome | Drink and the Georgians

Drink and the Georgians

Gin, brandy, porter, gin lane and beer street. A talk by Professor John Chartres who will explore the changes in English tastes in drink from the middle of the seventeenth century to the 1830s.  Find out ‘who drunk what’ and how cultures of consumption raised issues of gender discrimination, the spread of punch, smuggling, and the problems of excess. 

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