In the century after the restoration of 1660 english provincial towns experienced a cultural renaissance the population from the small towns decreased and people migrated into bigger towns and cities developments and progress focused mainly in these big towns and cities this book examines the most striking features of that revival both architectural and social and penetrates the new . The english urban renaissance culture and society in the provincial town 1660 1770 by peter borsay oxford oxford university press 1989 xxii 416 pages illus maps 6500 isbn 0 19 8200002 1 consumer behaviour and material culture in britain 1660 1760 by lorna weatherill london and new york routledge chapman and hall 1988 xii 252 pages plates tables 4750 isbn 0 415 00723 2 . In the century after the restoration of 1660 english provincial towns experienced a cultural renaissance this book offers a guide to the most striking features of that revival the transformation of the urban landscape under the influence of classical architecture and the emergent forces of planning and a remarkable expansion in the provision of fashionable public leisu. After the restoration of 1660 english provincial towns experienced a cultural renaissance this book offers a guide to some of the striking features of that revival concentrating on the interaction between urban culture and society and looking at its origins and the forces which stimulated it
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