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By Craig Horner

ISBN-10: 0754661725

ISBN-13: 9780754661726

The survival of Edmund Harrold's diary for the years 1712-1715 is a awesome piece of success for historians. not just are such diaries for the 'middling style' infrequent for this era, yet few supply so candid an perception into the typical matters and problems of early eighteenth century lifestyles. supplying a whole transcription of the diary, with a considerable creation and scholarly references, this version (the first because a partial transcription within the 19th century) bargains a distinct perception into either a person, and the society during which he lived and labored. Born in 1678, Edmund Harrold turns out to have labored his complete existence in Manchester as a barber and wigmaker, with a sideline in publication dealing. The interval lined by means of his diary, even though brief, is wealthy in its insights into his lifestyles and recommendations. It lays open his struggles with alcohol, his attitudes to (and frequency of) marital intercourse, his reactions to the dying of his 3 other halves and five youngsters, and his spiritual meditations upon those and different topics. The diary additionally relates the ups and downs of his company, including the day by day realities of a provincial barber, from slicing hair, to wig making, to unblocking the nipples of rainy nurses (the simply scientific provider he files performing). What emerges from the those pages is an interesting photograph into the social, specialist and personal lifetime of an impoverished inhabitant of Manchester in the course of a interval of profound social and fiscal switch. it's most unlikely to learn the diary with out constructing a few experience of empathy with this afflicted guy, yet greater than this, it places flesh onto the bones of historical past, reminding us that the folks we examine and learn have been all individuals.

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