Avainsana-arkisto: Brighton

Richard Robinson: ”Waves of Excess: Drinking Cultures in Brighton 1880–1939”. Lectio Praecursoria 5.3.2016

Whether imbued with aspirational value or stained with the shame of insincere piety, alcohol could be adopted to a multitude of meanings and roles. Indeed, in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century – for much of the time period of this study – alcohol’s position in English society was more flexible and contested than ever before, and perhaps than at any time since.