we will focus on English History c. 1720 to 1750.
[Social History] * [Political History]
General 18th century Studies
Cookbooks and Cooking (includes Recipes)
Saumon ‡ la sauce douce (1740)
Treacle Sponge Pudding
18th c. menu
English Traditional Food
Cookbooks: [Glasse, Hannah]. The Art of cookery made plain and easy, by a lady. (London, Prospect Books, 1983). *KC+ 1747 (Glasse, H.) 85-177 (Rare Books and Manuscripts Division). First published 1747. A facsimile of the first edition, supplemented by recipes added up to the fifth edition; with introductory essays by Jennifer Stead and Priscilla Bain, glossary by Alan Davidson, notes, and index.
Sports and Card Games Painting in the Early 18th Century
Watteau's "The Music Lesson" (1717)
Boucher's "Pastorale" (1761)
Fragonard's "The Reader" (1770-2)
English Palladian Style
18th C. American Dining Room
The Triumph of Science and the Heavenly City of the 18th Century Philosophe
Jonathan Swift (1667-1745)
Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (1689-1762)
Samuel Richardson (1689-1761)
Henry Fielding (1707-1754)
Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)
Charlotte Lennox (1720-1804)
Anne Home Hunter (1742-1821)
Susanna Blamire (1747-1794)
Fanny Burney (1752-1840)
What was the Daily Schedule of an 18th Century
The War of Austrian Succession
How Wars Were Fought and What they were fought over in the 18th Century
The English Military
Useful Texts and Articles:
Vickery, Amanda. The Gentleman's Daughter : Women's Lives in Georgian England.
The Georgian Country House : Architecture, Landscape and Society. Ed. Dana Arnold
Potter, Tiffany. Honest Sins : Georgian Libertinism and the Plays and Novels of Henry Fielding. (1999)
Endelman, Todd M. The Jews of Georgian England, 1714-1830 : Tradition and Change in a Liberal Society .
Suny, Ronald Grigor. The Making of the Georgian Nation.
Rodger, N.A.M. The Wooden World : An Anatomy of the Georgian Navy.
Jago, Judith. Aspects of the Georgian Church : Visitation Studies of the Diocese of York, 1761-1776.
Rogers, Nicolas. Crowds, Culture, and Politics in Georgian Britain.
Bloom, Harold. Critical Perspective : Late Georgian, Romantic.
Wyatt, James. Late Georgian Costume : The Tailor's Friendly Instructor (1822 and the Art of Tying the Cravat).
Holmes, Geoffrey. The Making of a Great Power : Late Stuart and Early Georgian Britain, 1660-1722 (Foundations of Modern Britain).