Binge-drinking an age-old problem

A culture of 24-hour drinking and bingeing on alcohol may not be unique to modern society, say historians.

Experts have uncovered evidence that 12th century Londoners drank ale by the gallon, starting at breakfast time, due to poor quality drinking water.

Looking back only 700 years, London had over 1,300 alehouses – one for every 50 people living in the city.

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