What did people do all day in the seventeenth century?
In his new book, 'The Diary of George Lloyd (1642-1718)', Daniel Patterson provides a detailed insight into the 'ordinary' of early modern life. Daniel's new Camden Series volume reclaims the life of George Lloyd, a Hampshire-born customs official active during the late seventeenth and early eighteenth century. A meticulous record of everyday existence, Lloyd’s diary is little known among historians. What it provides, in this first published edition, is a window on the daily preoccupations of a middling man: from religious worship and social connections to food, dress and selfhood. Read more