Episode name: Episode 1
Airdate: Oct 08, 2015
Episode overview: Lucy’s romp through three centuries of love’s rituals begins with the Georgian age, when the rules of courtship were being rewritten. Traditionally, marriage had been as much about business as love. Now, a glamorisation of romantic love inspired women and men to make their own romantic choices – they could flirt in newly-built assembly rooms, or elope to Gretna Green as an act of romantic rebellion.But the main force of change was the arrival of the novel – Samuel Richardson, Fanny Burney and Jane Austen didn’t just map out women’s changing desires, they made people seek out the feelings and emotions described in their own lives, permanently changing how the British feel.
Genre: Romance | History
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