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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