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English coffeehouses - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

English coffeehouses - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

English coffeehouses, in the 17th and 18th centuries, were public social places where people would meet for conversation and commerce while drinking coffee. For the price of a penny, customers purchased a cup of coffee and admission. Travellers introduced coffee as a beverage to England during the mid-17th century; previously it had been mainly for its supposed medicinal properties.

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Georgian Index - Coaching and Travel in Regency England

Georgian Index - Coaching and Travel in Regency England | British History - 18th Century | Scoop.it
Stage travel and roads in Georgian Britain
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"Until late in the 1700s, most roads were rough tracks worn by hoof and foot traffic. People travelled on horseback or by foot between towns since coach travel was impossible in all but the driest weather. Most goods and even large quantity industrial raw materials such as ore and clay had to be transported by trains of pack horses since wagons tended to become mired down in England's muddy soil..."

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Queen Anne 1665 - 1714 | Historic UK

Queen Anne 1665 - 1714 | Historic UK | British History - 18th Century | Scoop.it

Queen Anne 1665 - 1714, first monarch of the UK of Great Britain.

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"Queen Anne was a very worthy woman, anxious to do her duty and devoted to the church; but she had never shown any of the qualities that make a great ruler..." Short History of Britain by R. M. Rayner, Ed. Longmans, Green and Co. Ltd. 1967

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The Treaty (or Act) of Union 1707

The Treaty (or Act) of Union 1707 | British History - 18th Century | Scoop.it
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The Union Act in 1707 was one of the most important events in Anne's reign.  It established free trade with the colonies for Scotland and a unique parliament for both countries, in London.

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Clothing 1700 - 1735

Clothing 1700 - 1735 | British History - 18th Century | Scoop.it
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"Queen Anne, with whom the century opened, brought neither gaiety nor ostentation to a Court singularly lacking in both, and the dress of her period followed the rigid form of her predecessors."

 

http://www.americanrevolution.org/clothing/clothing2.html

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