At Home with the Georgians

BBC: "In this three part series, historian Amanda Vickery explores how the great British obsession with our homes began 300 years ago. Using the intimate diaries and letters of Georgian men and women, previously lost to history, she explores how the desire for a home revolutionised relationships between men and women.

She uncovers some surprising truths about the lives of spinsters and bachelors, about how the home became crucial to the success or otherwise of a marriage, and perhaps the biggest surprise of all - that setting up home in the 18th century was not driven by women as you might expect, but by men."

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7 comments:

  1. OMG this was so entertaining and fricking hilarious! I was alternately touched and laughing out loud...where did you find this? You are a true detective to root out this BBC gem and post it for our pleasure. Thank you!

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  2. P.S. Just blogged about this and linked it to your blog. Thanks again for the Sunday morning diversion.

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  3. I love, love, love your blog! Here is another regency men video that was shown at this Jane Austen Yule Ball that I went to last night. Take a look it's great!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wf2iwX9dpDg

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  4. The megavideo link you share isn't your upload so could you please take it down? I'm in the process of notifying the original uploader about it. the place you got the link from-there's a reason why the links are protected and that is to protect them from showing up in the search engines. You just made that link public and I know the original uploader didn't share it but within that community and now others are linking your blog which makes her link more public.

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  5. Thank you thank you thank you for posting this!
    Val

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  6. Anonymous, I do apologize! When I saw the option was available on Megavideo to embed it, I didn't take the time to consider that just because is was possible to do so that it wasn't my place to share it. I guess I'm used to Youtube videos being readily available. I've taken it down and please tell whoever uploaded it that I am so sorry for overstepping my bounds! Mea culpa!

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  7. Oh, that's too bad you have to take it down. I'm so glad I was able to watch it first. Fascinating program, which we don't have access to in Canada without the internet.
    Thanks for sharing!

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