Partner Event—The Victorian City: Everyday Life in Dickens' London
The 19th century was a time of unprecedented transformation, and nowhere was this more apparent than on the streets of London. In only a few decades, London grew from a Regency town to the biggest city the world had ever seen, with more than 6.5 million people, railways, street-lighting and new buildings at every turn. Historian Judith Flanders will explore London's outdoors in an extraordinary, revelatory portrait of everyday life on the streets. From the moment Charles Dickens, the century's best-loved novelist and London's greatest observer arrived in the city in 1822, he obsessively walked its streets recording its pleasures, curiosities and cruelties. Through his writings, we are led through the markets, transport systems, sewers, rivers, slums, alleys, cemeteries, gin palaces, chop-houses and entertainment emporia to reveal the Victorian capital in all its variety, vibrancy, and squalor.
This lecture is presented by Royal Oak Foundation and is preceded by a book signing and reception at 6pm.
Please note: ticketing for this program is being handled by Royal Oak. Register by clicking the button above or by calling Robert Dennis, 800.913.6565, ext. 201. CAF members: call to receive a discount code for the member price.