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Drinking in Victorian and Edwardian Britain

Publication year: 2018

ISBN: 978-3-319-92964-4

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the book investigates the reasons why Victorians and Edwardians consumed alcohol in the ways that they did and explores the ideas about alcohol that circulated in the period. This book shows that they had many reasons for purchasing and consuming alcoholic substances and these were driven by broader social, cultural, medical and commercial factors. Although drunkenness may have been the most visible consequence of alcohol consumption, it was not the only type of drinking behaviour. Alcohol played an important social role in the everyday lives of Victorians and Edwardians where its consumption held many different meanings.

Subject: Open access, Alcohol, Consumption, Drunkenness, Nineteenth century, Twentieth century, Licensing Act, Moral, Alcohol industry, Medical history, Social history, Temperance