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Post-Apocalyptic Bandits: Mary Shelley’s “The Last Man” (1826)

7 August 2017

I am the native of a sea-surrounded nook, a cloud-enshadowed land, which, when the surface of the globe, with its shoreless ocean and trackless continents, presents itself to my mind,...

An Early Socialist History of the Peasants’ Revolt: Charles Edmund Maurice’s “Lives of English Popular Leaders of the Middle Ages” (1875)

15 July 2017

While researching my book, The Life and Legend of a Rebel Leader: Wat Tyler (2018),[i] I came across an interesting history book, written by Charles Edmund Maurice during the Victorian...

Available for preorder: “The Life and Legend of a Rebel Leader: Wat Tyler” (2018)

14 July 2017

My book entitled The Life and Legend of a Rebel Leader: Wat Tyler (Pen & Sword, 2018) is now available to preorder on Amazon and Waterstones’s website. Follow the Amazon link:...

Victor Hugo’s “The Last Day of a Condemned Man” (1829)

7 July 2017

Last week Google celebrated the life of Victor Hugo (1802-85) with some quirky illustrations on its masthead, so I thought I would do the same by writing a post on an early novel by...