The Grand Tour Essay by Victoria

The Grand Tour
A discussion of the beneficial and detrimental effects of the eighteenth century Grand Tour.
# 45962 | 1,793 words | 10 sources | APA | 2003 | GB
Published on Nov 30, 2003 in History (British) , History (European - 18th Century)

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The paper gives a summary of the advantages and disadvantages of taking part in the Grand Tour in the eighteenth century - a tour around Europe that the aristocracy embarked upon during this period.The main points include advantages such as health, cultural knowledge leading to modernisation throughout Britain and general pleasure including activities such as sex and gambling. Disadvantages include cost, crime and loss of health.

From the Paper:

"Young tourists found that tourism opened more opportunity for sexual adventure, seen in Britain as a less acceptable pastime due to the high standards of morality in Britain (as Douglas Hay and Nicholas Rogers describe "improvident, dissolute" sexual relations were seen to be a big problem and in need of reformation and sex was also illegal before marriage) as well as the problems that could arise - not only venereal disease. Many tourists went abroad to attend brothels and due to the generosity of foreign prostitutes because of the restrictions in Britain. Black also describes how what was seen as immoral in Britain was overlooked abroad so this would therefore be seen as a benefit of the Grand Tour by those who engaged in sex abroad."

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