Appalling as it was, the massacre known as Peterloo, is a defining event in the evolution of western democracy and to remember it today, is to honour the fallen
Peterloo: In 1819, the massacre of families attending a rally to hear Henry Hunt speak about parliamentary reform, took place on Peter’s Field near Manchester
The Brandenburg Quartet gave a highly sophisticated performance at MRC, Melbourne recently; exceptional playing, sensitively nuanced – full of emotion and drama
London during the second half of the eighteenth century was a place where extremes met. It was full of things to do and see, of people and, of excitement. It was also at the heart of affairs both great and small.
The late 18th and early 19th century in England, Europe and America was a period of romantics and revolutionaries, politics, poetry, passion and enlightenment