What did eighteenth-century men want?


Such is the gloom that surrounds settling down today and the glamour that attaches to mature bachelor freedom, it is hard to imagine that there was a time when marriage represented the summit of a young man’s hopes.  (Professor Amanda Vickery)

Very entertaining and insightful Gresham College lecture on the eighteenth-century man’s desire to settle down – here.  Transcript of the lecture is also available.


27 long form articles on Casanova’s life and times are freely available here

‘Casanova in Paris: The Shadows of the King’ is freely available here.


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