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Georgian History Hands-On

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Year 9 have been developing their knowledge of the 18th century and in order to help them to experience history ‘hands on’, a Georgian display of artefacts and historical documents were put out on display.

The Georgian age was one of global trade and empire, as Britain and other European powers extended their trade and influence across land and sea. The products that the Georgians bought and used in their everyday lives, and which fed the growth of industry and commerce, reflected their global civilization: spices from the Far East, tea and silk from China, exotic woods from South America, cotton and tobacco from North America, coffee, cocoa and chocolate from Africa, the Middle East and the Caribbean, wines from France, Spain and Portugal.

Most of these products were for the relatively rich and comfortable, but even in more modest households such products as cotton clothing, coffee and tobacco could be found.

Georgian display2

 

Georgian display

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