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In 60 seconds: Hogarth’s ‘Gin Lane’ & ‘Beer Street’

Published 6 May 2020

Learn how a pair of engravings by satirical artist William Hogarth were used to alter the drinking habits of the British public in the 18th century.

  • In 60 seconds: Hogarth's 'Gin Lane' & 'Beer Street'

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    Made to support the government’s Gin Act of 1751, William Hogarth’s exaggerated engravings warn of the dangers of gin consumption while extolling the benefits of beer drinking.

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