The gin craze: War, tyranny, class, and the dark history of England's love affair with gin. (Video.)

The Sinister History of How England Fell in Love With Gin (Video)

The Sinister History of How England Fell in Love With Gin (Video)

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Sept. 5 2014 11:03 AM

The Great English Gin Bender

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Gin and England go together like, well, gin and tonic. But how did a Dutch beverage become the national drink of England? To learn more, watch this animated history of England's great Gin Craze, which explains why London went on an epic five-decade gin bender back in the 18th century.

Chris Wade is a New York-based video and audio producer and an occasional contributor to Brow Beat.