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Cole Cafe and Deli

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Side Cottage, St George's Terrace
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear SR6 9LX United Kingdom
00 44 7834 236851 https://www.facebook.com/colecafeanddeli/

November 2019

Coffee and Sedition

November 15, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Cole Cafe and Deli, Side Cottage, St George's Terrace
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear SR6 9LX United Kingdom
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When coffee was introduced in early modern England, it was accompanied by the rise of a social place dedicated to its consumption: the coffeehouse. Coffeehouses grew in importance in the 17th century as places of exchange and discussion amongst people of all ranks. These discussions were often seen as dangerous and seditious to the normal order in a century of repeated political crisis. In London, they flourished. In Sunderland, we know of one coffee house being licensed in the 1680’s…

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