The Georgians by Penelope Corfield reviewed in The Week

Penelope Corfield, an emeritus professor at Royal Holloway, has set herself a “formidable task” in this book, said Dominic Sandbrook in The Sunday Times. Her aim is to cover the “whole of British life” from the 1680s to the 1840s. And for the most part, she succeeds: this is a well-researched account of a “dazzling” period – one of great advances in science and industry, as well as “military glory and overseas conquest”.