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Dining with a Georgian Country Parson

November 22, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


A Guilhall Library lecture by Dr Peter Ross

The Norfolk clergyman, James Woodforde kept a diary between 1758 and 1802 in which he daily recorded his very ordinary, some might say dull, private life.

But what makes Woodforde unique is his record of almost every dinner he ate, whether at home, with friends, at an inn or his Oxford college, or in the houses of the local gentry.

Join Principal Librarian, Dr Peter Ross to learn about what the Georgians ate, their dining habits and the long and gentle life of one of England’s most important diarists.

Ticket £ 8.14 / includes wine reception.

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Organised by the Guildhall Library.

The Guildhall Library is a public reference library which specialises in the history of London. The Library’s printed books collection comprises over 200,000 titles dating from the 15th to the 21st centuries and includes books, pamphlets, periodicals, trade directories and poll books. You are welcome to visit Guildhall Library and no appointment or membership is necessary.

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November 22, 2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Guildhall Library
London, EC2V 7HH United Kingdom
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