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During the last decade of the eighteenth century, following the French Revolution in 1789, there was an upwelling of interest in radical ideas throughout Britain.  Even natural conservatives like the poets Wordsworth and Coleridge Read the rest of this entry »

Most people who quote Shelley’s famous lines from The Mask of Anarchy, although they will know that the poem was written as a response to the Peterloo Massacre of 1819, Read the rest of this entry »