With Johnson's life (via Boswell and other biographers) and writings as the epicenter, take a panoramic look at the 18th Century, often dubbed The Age of Reason. Military, political, philosophical, and religious history will be treated from a world-wide perspective. British topics include: art, literature (special attention to Jane Austen); music and the theatre; science and technology, and the dawn of the Industrial Revolution; women, their lives and achievements; entertainment and sports; food and drink; literacy; and, London, The Swinging City. Canada features prominently via The Seven Years' War and the explorations of Captain James Cook and Joseph Banks in Labrador and Newfoundland.
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