The Journal of a Georgian Gentleman: The Life and Times of Richard Hall 1729-1801 by Mike Rendell Richard Hall Online

The Journal of a Georgian Gentleman: The Life and Times of Richard Hall 1729-1801
Title : The Journal of a Georgian Gentleman: The Life and Times of Richard Hall 1729-1801
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Language : English
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Number of Pages : 201 Pages

The historical value and interest of diaries is not so much in their accounts of great historical events but in their ability to convey the quality - the sights, smells and textures - of everyday life that would otherwise be lost to us. It is everyday life that abounds in the diaries of Richard Hall, a sometimes pious Baptist haberdasher who kept shop at one end or other oThe historical value and interest of diaries is not so much in their accounts of great historical events but in their ability to convey the quality - the sights, smells and textures - of everyday life that would otherwise be lost to us. It is everyday life that abounds in the diaries of Richard Hall, a sometimes pious Baptist haberdasher who kept shop at one end or other of the old London Bridge through much of the late eighteenth century. He recorded what he ate, what he purchased, how he slept and above all what the weather was like in near obsessive detail. He charts the hurly-burly of family life - he had two marr


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