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The Georgians: Eighteenth-Century Britain
24 September, 12.00pm£10.00
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The Georgian era is often seen as a time of innovation. It saw the end of monarchical absolutism, global exploration and settlements overseas, the world’s first industrial revolution, deep transformations in religious and cultural life, and Britain’s role in the international trade in enslaved Africans.
This was a period of change and through this change Britain emerged as a world hub for both industry and the arts and it would be these changes that impacted all strata of society.
In this exciting talk, Penelope J Corfield explores how these changes have had impactful and long-lasting effects on people across the globe.
Penelope J Corfield is Professor of History at Royal Holloway, London University, president of the International Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies and an optimist. Her books include Time and the Shape of History and Power and the Professions in Britain 1700–1850.