Georgian England and The Age of Gin

Lecture looks 18th century London and the history of Gin from its emergence in 1690 as a cheap alternative to beer so that it became the addiction of the London poor and gave rise to the Gin Age. The Age saw the emergence of gin shops, rocketing gin consumption, the increase in crime and social decay among the poor and Parliaments repeated failures to curb it by legislation. Early in the 19th century saw the rise of the Gin Palaces and the counter to them by Taverns and Inns, the arrival of the cocktail, ice in drinks and the gentrification of gin late in the 19th century.

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<p>Lecture looks 18th century London and the history of Gin from its emergence in 1690 as a cheap alternative to beer so that it became the addiction of the London poor and gave rise to the Gin Age.

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03 Dec

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