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Prize winning author Professor Amanda Vickery sets her sights on the golden age of homemaking - the 18th Century Georgian era. Through dramatic reconstructions, she traces the story of the unique relationship Britons enjoy with their homes, arguing that the Georgians' obsession with decor helped to redefine the parts played by men and women in British society. Characters from all walks of life, including gentlewomen in their stately mansions and servants with only a locking box to call their own, are brought to life as Amanda reveals the private diaries, intimate letters and curious artifacts of the age where the modern notion of a 'home' was born.
Excellent gift for my brother who collects antiques of this period. I'm thrilled to find something as unique for him.Published 20 months ago by Leisha
This seems to be a very well researched series, with a host who knows her stuff and brings her subject to life. Excellent production values, great visuals, good re-enactments. Read morePublished on May 7, 2013 by Blacklace 50
This dvd collection was a great value and terrific to watch. This is wondeful series to watch for the BBC fans!Published on March 26, 2013 by joyce1