These, then, are the brush strokes. The wider canvas of the book gives us much context. Hall and his brother-in-law, both upstanding Christian gentlemen, connived in gerrymandering the local election in order to get a piece of the action, that is to say to get their hands on public land. No radical, Hall was nonetheless on the abolition side of the slavery argument.
There is a strong current trend for historical examination of the life of the aspirational middle class.
The Journal of a Georgian Gentleman:
Historians Amanda Vickery and Lucy Worsley have both recently blazed a trail across our screens. Not for them the rich, the famous, the powerful. This is the history of the street, the shop, the office, the family and the home. It has generous and interesting appendices. This book sounds like a welcome addition to the bookshelf. Some famous person I forger who, as I forget most things these days!
Almack’s – All Things Georgian
If the ordinary people of an age had been different from what they actually were, then history would have been different. Or, at least, so I believe. This book is a delight. Mr Rendell is very privileged to have this unique information handed down to him and he has truly done it justice. The author certainly writes for his own pleasure, which it makes it a pleasure to read.
This is a book that I would love to read. As long as Richard Hall was not writing respectable nonsense with an eye to future publication, his diary will be a treasure trove of information. What was the most surprising tidbit in your review? That Richard Hall was deeply interested in the natural world, notably astronomy, fossils, flora and fauna.
And that he took meticulous notes of all the latest discoveries.
I know about gentleman scientists, fern collectors, astronomers etc etc but this is living proof that ordinary businessmen could seriously involve themselves in the natural world. Comments RSS. You are commenting using your WordPress. You are commenting using your Google account. You are commenting using your Twitter account. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email. London Historians' Blog Random musings about London's history. Feeds: Posts Comments.
The Journal of a Georgian Gentleman : The Life and Times of Richard Hall 1729-1801
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