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Culloden - History of Smoking

30 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 26 June 2007

The programme came from the Culloden battle site near Inverness in Scotland where the National Trust for Scotland is building a new visitor centre which will be opened in the autumn of 2007.

History of Smoking
In the lead up to the ban on smoking in public places in England on Sunday 1st July (2207), Making History’s Nick Baker went to Eton to hear how, in the seventeenth century, boys were punished for not smoking. The thinking was that the owners of tobacco shops did not appear to be susceptible to the plague. Making History consulted Sir Eric Anderson, Provost of Eton; and James Walton, Editor of the Faber Book of Smoking


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