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THE GIN CRAZE

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Coffy Margot

on 5 November 2015

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Transcript of THE GIN CRAZE

The Mother's Ruin
THE GIN ACTS
"A new kind of drunkenness, unknown to our ancestors, is lately sprung up amongst us, and which, if not put a stop to, will infallibly destroy a great part of the inferior people . . . "
Henry Fielding
A PERIOD OF EXTREM DRUNKENNESS
PROHIBITION
THE GIN ACT OF 1736
THE GIN ACT OF 1751
$1.25
Monday, February 17, 1729
Vol XCIII, No. 311
You shall drink !
MADAM' GENEVA
Gin was the result of a technolgical revolution

William of Orange encourage the distillation

Gin became an economic and cultural matter

Anyone could make and sell its own gin

Different tastes to please them all
THE GIN CRAZE
https://secretginclub.wordpress.com/gin-history/history-of-gin/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gin_Craze
The politic of alcohol, James Nicholls
taxed retail sales at a rate of 20 shillings a gallon
required licensees to take out a £50 annual licence to sell gin
lowered the annual licence fees
forced distillers to sell only to licensed retailers
brought gin shops under the jurisdiction of local magistrates
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