'This timely new history reveals how a nation's spirit was crushed.' -- Guardian
'Wilson recounts the case of William Palfrey, who tested the boundaries of liberty by bathing naked in 1818. Intriguing story.' -- Sunday Telegraph
'Wilson takes us on a fascinating journey of change.' -- Daily Express
Decency and Disorder: The Age of Cant 1789-1837 is Ben Wilson's dazzling new account of the colourful and outrageous period before the Victorians - the age of Jane Austen and Byron.