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An Inebriated History of Britain

By Peter Haydon

9780750942560

ISBN: 9780750942560

Published: 21-07-2005


An Inebriated History of Britain

By Peter Haydon

ISBN: 9780750942560

Published: 21-07-2005

About This Book

An Inebriated History of Britain reveals that the history of ale, beer and gin, to name but a few of the key culprits, alongside the history of the ale-house, tavern and pub, is indeed a major part of the social history of the nation. The full story is told here, including the (mostly unsuccessful) efforts of the Church, the Puritans, temperance crusaders and the taxman to curb the boisterous habits of the British. Rich with fascinating detail and humorous anecdotes, An Inebriated History of Britain is a terrific read and an ideal 'alternative' history of British society.

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