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The Coffee Houses of Augustan London

John D. Pelzer explains how the casual gathering of like-minded coffee-drinkers would influence British political and intellectual life for decades.

Coffeehouse in London, 17th centuryAround 1700, Ned Ward, in his journal the London Spy, lampooned an institution which had captured a city – the London coffee-house:

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