At Home with the Georgians MARATHON

At Home with the Georgians MARATHON

Sun, 08/04/2013 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Pictured: Host Amanda Vickery with two period actors


This informative historical documentary offers a unique look into Georgian homes and the way their inhabitants shaped domestic life. For 18th century Georgians – English citizens who lived under the reign of Kings George I-IV – nothing was more precious than their homes. For them, the state of a person's household was symbolic of the inhabitants' taste, character, moral values, and even the state of their marriage. Establishing a home meant more than creating a safe and comfortable place in which to dwell; for Georgian men, owning property was the key to community acceptance and town rights. Additionally, the grander the estate a man had to offer, the greater his chances of marrying into a family of money.

In At Home with the Georgians, a three-part special that airs August 4, 2013 at 1 p.m. on WXXI-TV, viewers get the inside story on the Georgians' domestic lives. Hosted by Professor Amanda Vickery, author of the award-winning book Behind Closed Doors—At Home in Georgian England, this series aims to recreate the interior lives of men and women from all walks of 18th century life.