17th c. English Drinks, Politics, and a little Q&A

While digging around the Internet for information on an elusive primary source author, I stumbled across a highly entertaining post on drinking in seventeenth-century England. This offers a good overview of the politics underlying certain drinks in the midst of the English Civil War/Revolution, as well as a look into the ways folks at that time understood the effects of alcohol on the body. Enjoy!

“The Fumes of the Wine do Ascend, and Other Pieces of 17th-Century Drinking Wisdom,” by Lili Loofbourow

From Thomas Heywood, Philocothomista, or the Drunkard, Opened, Dissected and Atomized (London: 1635).

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