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:
Database of Thieves' Cant and Slang in Georgian London.
Database of allegedly true stories of famous criminals in Newgate Prison.
Database of medicinal recipes from the 18th century.
Database of London business directory entries from the 18th century.
Database of anecdotes from London's Clubs, Societies, Coffee Shops and Taverns
Index and information about Thieves' Cant and Slang in Georgian London.
Index of allegedly true stories of famous criminals in Newgate Prison.
Index of medicinal recipes from the 18th century.
Information about London business directory entries from the 18th century.
Index of anecdotes from London's Clubs, Societies, Coffee Shops and Taverns
Extracts from London in 1731 by Don Manoel Gonzales, published in 1745.
- Charity Schools
- Charterhouse School
- Christ's Hospital School
- College of Physicians
- London Food and Markets
- London Government
- London Hospitals
- Postal Service
- Royal Exchange
- Royal Society
- St Paul's Cathedral
- Tower of London
- Imports and Exports
- Westminster Abbey
The men and women who flew the Jolly Roger in the 18th century.
- Captain John Quelch : 1703-1704
- Captain Edward Teach (Blackbeard) : 1716-1718
- Major Stede Bonnet/Captain Thomas : 1717-1718
- Captain Bartholomew Roberts : 1720-1722
- Captain George Lowther : 1721-1722
- Captain John Phillips : 1723-1724
- Captain John Gow : 1724-1725
- Female Pirates (and Calico Jack)
- Pirates of the later 18th Century
What it costs to stay alive.
Where and when coaches leave and where they go.
Some notes on who uses which coffee houses.
Types of coins and banknotes in circulation.
What things cost.
London markets and food supplies.
An example of a draconian law of the 18th century.
London Livery companies in the 18th century
Medicine and medications in the 18th century
Advice to servants on how to shop at the market, prepare food and wash linen.
How the postal service works.
Some notes on London Theatres.
What Britain trades with other countries?
What your journey will cost.
What you can expect to earn.
Weather events between 1700 and 1849.