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‘Heroick Informers’ and London spies:: Religion, politeness, and reforming impulses in late seventeenth-and early eighteenth-century London

Anne Wohlcke

in The 'perpetual fair': Gender, disorder and urban amusement in eighteenth-century London

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780719090912
eISBN:
9781781706442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090912.003.0003
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter examines debates about the dangers of fairs. In late-Stuart England, some notable and polite London men fashioned themselves into urban patriarchs. Reform movements, such as societies ... More


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