History, Liverpool Interest

How Battles Over Booze Shaped Modern Liverpool – In Conversation with David Beckingham

How did Liverpool transform its 19th century reputation for drunkenness? David Beckingham, author of The Licensed City explains the social impact of licensing laws in a city centred on drinking culture.  What made you decide to study Liverpool and what did you focus on in your research? For much of the nineteenth century, Liverpool enjoyed a terrible … Continue reading