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Best foot forward – Georgian Style: Waltzing through His

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Swedenborg Hall

Swedenborg House

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EDC ANNUAL LECTURE Best foot forward – Georgian Style: Waltzing through History with Mike Rendell

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Mike Rendell will look at dance in the Georgian era from a social history point of view – its importance, what it was like to go to Bath, to the Pantheon, to Almacks, what people wore, how they travelled, the role of the Master of Ceremonies, the growth of Masquerades - and finally some press reaction to the introduction of that grossly immoral and shocking dance, the waltz.

Our speaker, Mike Rendell, is custodian of a vast array of family papers dating back to the early 1700s. After he retired, he published The Journal of a Georgian Gentleman: The Life and Times of Richard Hall 1729-1801 (2011) about his Georgian ancestor. Currently working on no fewer than three books, Mike is known to 18th Century enthusiasts through his highly varied blogs on life in the Georgian period. He speaks regularly in the UK and abroad.

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