Date of Award
Bachelor of Arts
Dr. John Gordon
This paper examines how early London coffee houses catered to the intellectual, political, religious and business communities in London, as well as put forward some information regarding what it was about coffee houses that made them "new meeting places" for Londoners. Coffee houses offered places for political debate and progressively modem forms of such debate, "penny university" lessons on all matter of science and the arts, simplicity and sobriety in which independent religious groups could meet, as well as the early development of a private office space.
McQueen, Heather Lynn, "London coffee houses : the first hundred years" (2004). Honors Theses. 283.