In These Times Living in Britain Through Napoleon's Wars, 1793-1815

by Jenny Uglow

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In These Times Living in Britain Through Napoleon's Wars, 1793-1815 Synopsis

This book is Short-listed for the Duff Cooper Prize. As the Napoleonic wars raged, what was life really like for those left at home? Award-winning social historian Jenny Uglow reveals the colourful and turbulent everyday life of Georgian Britain through the diaries, letters and records of farmers, bankers, aristocrats and mill-workers. Here, lost voices of ordinary people are combined with those of figures we know, from Austen and Byron to Turner and Constable. In These Times movingly tells the story of how people really lived in one of the most momentous and exciting periods in history.

The Good Book Guide Review

In the years after the French Revolution, Britain was at war with France for more than two decades and often on alert for an invasion. Jenny Uglow calls this superb sweeping history a ‘crowd biography’. It moves from fields and fairs to farms and foundries, taking in theatres and clubs as well as Downing Street and Westminster. Uglow brings the reader poetry, propaganda and politics and a cast of characters that ranges from Pitt, Fox, and Nelson, to the experiences of weavers, merchants and clergymen. Illustrated with contemporary cartoons and artwork, this ambitious book gives us a fascinating insight into a critical and colourful period of British history.

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ISBN: 9780571269532
Publication date: 18/06/2015
Publisher: Faber & Faber Non-Fiction an imprint of Faber & Faber
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780571269525
Publication date: 06/11/2014
Publisher: Faber & Faber Non-Fiction an imprint of Faber & Faber
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780571269532
Publication date: 18th June 2015
Author: Jenny Uglow
Publisher: Faber & Faber Non-Fiction an imprint of Faber & Faber
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 752 pages
Genres: Biography / Autobiography, eBook Favourites, History,
Categories: Social & cultural history, Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900,

About Jenny Uglow

Jenny Uglow grew up in Cumbria, and then Dorset. After leaving Oxford, she worked in publishing and is now an Editorial Director of Chatto and Windus, part of Random House. She reviews for radio and for the Times Literary Supplement, Sunday Times and the Guardian, and acts as historical consultant on several BBC 'classic serials', including Wives and Daughters, The Way We Live Now, Daniel Deronda, and the forthcoming Trollope adaptation He Knew He Was Right. Jenny is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, was on the Advisory Group for the Humanities of the British Library, and is ...

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