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In A.D. 361 the Emperor Julian described the Teutonic Northern European races as 'sons of malt'. Big drinkers they all were, but none so much as the English. As this book shows, the English have in fact spent much of the last 2,000 years semi-permanently drunk. The history of ale, beer and gin, to name but a few of the key culprits, alongside the history of the ale-house,In A.D. 361 the Emperor Julian described the Teutonic Northern European races as 'sons of malt'. Big drinkers they all were, but none so much as the English. As this book shows, the English have in fact spent much of the last 2,000 years semi-permanently drunk. The history of ale, beer and gin, to name but a few of the key culprits, alongside the history of the ale-house, tavern and pub, is indeed a major part of the social history of the nation. The full story is told here, including the (mostly unsuccessful) efforts of the Church, the Puritans, temperance crusaders and the taxman to curb the boisterous habits of the English.Covering two millennia of drinking history, this acclaimed book, written by a British Guild of Beer Writers Silver Tankard Award winner, reveals the history of Britain through the bottom of a pint glass. Rich with fascinating detail and humorous anecdotes, it is a terrific read and an ideal 'alternative' history of English society....

Title : Beer And Britannia: An Inebriated History Of Britain
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ISBN : 9780750927482
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 328 Pages
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