Cache-Control: public, max-age=1024000 18th Century Resources

18th Century and Regency Resources

During the course of editing Pascal Bonenfant’s Memoirs I have necessarily needed to do a considerable amount of research into life in 18th Century Britain in general and London in particular. This section of the site is to share some of that research with any who are interested.

The following are available and will be added to in due course:

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» Thieves’ Cant

Database of Thieves' Cant and Slang in Georgian London.

» The Newgate Calendar

Database of allegedly true stories of famous criminals in Newgate Prison.

» 18th Century Pharmacopeia

Database of medicinal recipes from the 18th century.

» London Directories

Database of London business directory entries from the 18th century.

» Clubs Database

Database of anecdotes from London's Clubs, Societies, Coffee Shops and Taverns

Research Data

» Thieves’ Cant and 18th Century Slang

Index and information about Thieves' Cant and Slang in Georgian London.

» The Newgate Calendar

Index of allegedly true stories of famous criminals in Newgate Prison.

» Pharmacopeia Indexes

Index of medicinal recipes from the 18th century.

» London Directories

Information about London business directory entries from the 18th century.

» Clubs and Taverns

Index of anecdotes from London's Clubs, Societies, Coffee Shops and Taverns

» London in 1731

Extracts from London in 1731 by Don Manoel Gonzales, published in 1745.

» Pirates

The men and women who flew the Jolly Roger in the 18th century.

 

» Budgets

What it costs to stay alive.

» Coaching Inns

Where and when coaches leave and where they go.

» Coffee Houses

Some notes on who uses which coffee houses.

» Coins and Banknotes

Types of coins and banknotes in circulation.

» Cost of Living

What things cost.

» Food and Markets

London markets and food supplies.

» Law

An example of a draconian law of the 18th century.

» Livery Companies

London Livery companies in the 18th century

» Medicine

Medicine and medications in the 18th century

» Present for a Servant Maid

Advice to servants on how to shop at the market, prepare food and wash linen.

» Postal Service

How the postal service works.

» Theatres

Some notes on London Theatres.

» Trade

What Britain trades with other countries?

» Travel

What your journey will cost.

» Wages

What you can expect to earn.

» Weather

Weather events between 1700 and 1849.