History of Britain: The Georgians by Ruth Brocklehurst
This book offers a fascinating introduction to every aspect of life in Georgian Britain, from the grandeur of country stately homes to the squalor of city smugglers dens. The key figures and events include Bonnie Prince Charlie and his Jacobite rebels, Captain Cook exploring the South Pacific, the Napoleonic wars, The Boston tea party and Dr Johnson and his dictionary. It is illustrated with a wide variety of different pictures, including cartoons, fine art, and photographs of gorgeous medieval treasures, castles and cathedrals. It features maps, family trees, and quotes from Georgian writers, poets and historians. For those who want to explore the Georgians further, internet links, books, films and places to visit are listed at the back of the book.