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1776: A London Chronicle

or How to Divert Oneself while Losing an Empire

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Category: History, Non-fiction
Imprint: The Bunbury Press
Publisher: The Bunbury Press
Publication date: 7 Mar 2019
ISBN: 9780956204615

A day by day chronicle of life in London during the year in which America declared independence, based on a wide range of diaries, letters and newspaper reports. Featuring duels, elopements, and extravagant head-dresses, with a detailed Tour and over 370 contemporary illustrations. The result is a revealing portrait of London in a momentous year.

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4 stars out of 5
Caroline Sanderson
7 Dec 2018

"This diverting and exquisitely produced chronicle shows us exactly how it was"

What was it like living in London and going about one's business as the American War of Independence raged across the Atlantic? This diverting and exquisitely produced chronicle shows us exactly how it was, capturing daily life through diaries, letters, newspaper reports and 370 contemporary illustrations. Among the events it describes are riots at Drury Lane Theatre, the fashion for elaborate head-dresses as it reaches new heights, and cricket played on skates on the frozen Thames.

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