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Georgian London

Welcome to Georgian London. My book, Georgian London: Into The Streets, is published by Viking (Penguin) and available now via Amazon or your local bookshop. Here on the blog, my particular interests are the immigrant population and the artisan communities of London during the 18th century, as well as day to day trivia and the more bizarre aspects of London life three centuries ago. The blog covers the period between 1660 and 1836, but Georgian London keeps things nice and simple. You can find more through the tags if a subject catches your eye. Please get in touch for more information on sources or images. You are very welcome to comment and use the information here to inspire your own reading, but please don’t reproduce material from this site without contacting me first. ©LucyInglis 2009-2013 I am delighted and very flattered to be able to say Georgian London was voted ‘History Website of 2009’ by the online readers of History Today Magazine, and also won the 2009 Cliopatria Award for 'Best Individual Blog’ and 'Best New Blog’. 'Read and be amazed by a city you thought you knew.’ Dr Jonathan Foyle 'Fun and engaging posts covering day to day trivia and the more bizarre aspects of eighteenth-century London life. One of the best history blogs out there.’ The Digital Scholar 'From London’s 18th century rookeries, to being a dwarf in 18th century England, to Jeremy Bentham and the birth of a surveillance society, to what it was like to have gout, to bizarre birth stories from Gentleman’s Magazine, Georgian London informs, instructs, and entertains us on ordinary life in 18th century London, emphasizing especially the artisan and immigrant populations of the city. This is fascinating social history presented in blog form, and is a terrific younger entrant into the burgeoning history blog scene.’ History News Network 'The focus is, as the title suggests, all eighteenth-century London all the time…and the more you know, the more wonderful it gets, at once more real and more fantastic.’ Erin O'Connor, Critical Mass