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ML23 Eavesdropping on Jane Austen's England - Roy & Lesley Adkins

<B>ML23  Eavesdropping on Jane Austen's England</B>

Date: Thursday 17th July 2014
Time: 14:30

ML23 Eavesdropping on Jane Austen's England

Roy & Lesley Adkins

Roy and Lesley Adkins are husband-and-wife historians and archaeologists.

The bestselling authors of books on social history, vividly portray the world that inspired Austen’s fiction, as well as that of ordinary people in Georgian and Regency England.

They will give an illustrated talk about forced marriages, selling wives, children toiling down mines, surgery without anaesthetics, bodysnatching, the fear of revolution and much more!

Come along and find out the truth behind the dancing in Empire line dresses and desirable matches – this is the real Georgian England!

About Roy & Lesley:

Roy and Lesley Adkins are husband-and-wife historians and archaeologists, the bestselling authors of over eighteen widely acclaimed books on social history, naval history, archaeology, ancient Rome, ancient Greece and Egyptology, which have so far been translated into seventeen languages worldwide.

Their books include Jack Tar, Trafalgar, The War for All the Oceans, Empires of the Plain and The Keys of Egypt. Roy and Lesley are Fellows of the Society of Antiquaries of London and Members of the Institute for Archaeologists.

They live near Exeter in Devon. For further information about them and their books, see their website

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