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For Further Research

If you're interested in learning about 18th century London, I suggest starting with Liza Picard's Dr. Johnson's London. For more in-depth resources, or information on apothecaries and poisoning deaths in the 18th and 19th centuries, you may consider:

At Home with the Georgians. BBC. 2012. DVD. 

(ed.) Beardsley, Martyn. Grateful to Providence: The Diary and Accounts of Matthew Flinders, Surgeon, Apothecary and Man-Midwife 1775-1802.

Downing, Sarah Jane. Beauty and Cosmetics 1550-1950.

Hart, Avril. Fashion in Detail: From the 17th and 18th Centuries.

(ed.) Humble, Nicola. Mrs. Beeton's Book of Household Management.

Inglis, Lucy. Georgian London: Into the Streets.

Phillips, Hugh. Mid-Georgian London.

Picard, Liza. Dr. Johnson's London: Everyday Life in London in the Mid 18th Century.

Porter, Roy. English Society in the Eighteenth Century.

Rocque, John. Map of Georgian London, 1746.

Sandling, Ted. London in Fragments: A Mudlark's Treasures.

Stewart, Amy. Wicked Plants: The Weed that Killed Lincoln's Mother & Other Botanical Atrocities.

Stratmann, Linda. The Secret Poisoner: A Century of Murder.

Smith, Charles Saumarez. Eighteenth-Century Decoration: Design and the Domestic Interior in England.

Thompson, C.J.S. The Mystery and Art of the Apothecary.

Vickery, Amanda. Behind Closed Doors: At Home in Georgian England.

Watson, Katherine. Poisoned Lives: English Poisoners and their Victims.

White, Jerry. London in the Eighteenth Century.

Yorke, Trevor. Georgian and Regency Houses Explained.

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