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Introduction: The Middle Way: Cultural Skirmishes

Donna T. Andrew

in Aristocratic Vice: The Attack on Duelling, Suicide, Adultery, and Gambling in Eighteenth-Century England

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300184334
eISBN:
9780300185522
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300184334.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses the cultural conflicts prevalent in the society of England in the eighteenth century. At that time it was a commonplace in England that, in terms of importance, both fiscally ... More


Vice in an Age of Respectability

Donna T. Andrew

in Aristocratic Vice: The Attack on Duelling, Suicide, Adultery, and Gambling in Eighteenth-Century England

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300184334
eISBN:
9780300185522
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300184334.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses attempts to improve the morality of high-class people in eighteenth-century England. It discusses John Corry, who in 1801 confidently expressed the not uncommon view that ... More


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