Engaging Anecdotes and Tantalizing Trivia From the Most Magnificent and Renowned City of EuropeBook - 2000
From the splendor of lovely English gardens to pollution-filled air and streets clogged with waste and rubbish; from graceful living, fashionable clothes, and elegant d#65533;cor to medical risks, plagues, accidents, and early deaths, this unique book describes the simple pleasures and the overwhelming difficulties of the time. We discover the craft of cabinet making, the art of embroidery, and the revival of theater. We are shown the importance of astrology, magic, and superstition in medical care, the labor of housework and shopping, the pleasures of music and dancing, the hazards of sex, the limitations of education, the nature of the laws, the conflicting views of the churches, and the extremes of poverty and wealth.
With meticulous detail and vivid descriptions, Restoration London shows us the people who lived there and gives us a better understanding of who they were.