A Mad, Bad, and Dangerous People?

England 1783-1846
Author(s): 
Hilton, Boyd
ISBN: 
0198228309
Date published: 
January 2006
Hardback
Price: 
£30.00

In a period scarred by apprehensions of revolution, war, invasion, poverty, and disease, elite members of society lived in constant fear of what they thought of as the 'mad, bad, and dangerous people'. Boyd Hilton examines the changes in politics and society in the years 1783-1846, and how the raffish and rakish style of eighteenth-century society, having reached a peak in the Regency, then succumbed to the new norms of respectability popularly known as 'Victorianism'.