Why were the Georgians fixated with fatness?

Dr Freya Gowrley reveals how Georgian satirists used images of fatness to comment on the anxieties of the age

Dr Freya Gowrley reveals how Georgian satirists used images of fatness to comment on the anxieties of the age (Image from Getty Images)

From Britain’s heaviest man who became a much-loved celebrity, to rotund imperialists mocked in humorous prints, Dr Freya Gowrley reveals how Georgian satirists used images of fatness to comment on the anxieties of the age.

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