22 June 2000
Show More British Clubs and Societies 1580-1800: The Origins of an Associational World by Peter Clark.
Oxford, 516 pp., £60, January 2000, 0 19 820376 4Show More
“... in early Georgian times, many were social, like the Sublime Society of Beefsteaks, some debating, like the Robin Hood, while others were aesthetic, like the Society of Dilettanti. When, early in George III’s reign, the Duchess of Newcastle drew up her own guide to ‘what’s on in London’, she listed not merely theatres, pleasure gardens and so on, but ‘the Macaroni Club, Boodle’s Club ...”