• The split between elite and popular society grew dramatically during the early 18th century.  This split can easily be seen in the imagery of the period.

    First inventory the contents of the homes in these prints and then describe the material resources available to common people in the 18th century.
    Compared with their medieval counterparts, do you think such people lived well or poorly?

    The Distressed Poet
    A Peasant's House at Night

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