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Eighteen Hundred and Eleven (1812)

- June 13, 2017 in Anna Laetitia Barbauld, britain, fall of empires, future, london, napoleonic wars, ruin

Anna Laetitia Barbauld's controversial poem which presciently imagines a future Britain in ruin, eclipsed by the rising might of America.

Eighteen Hundred and Eleven (1812)

- June 13, 2017 in Anna Laetitia Barbauld, britain, fall of empires, future, london, napoleonic wars, ruin

Anna Laetitia Barbauld's controversial poem which presciently imagines a future Britain in ruin, eclipsed by the rising might of America.

Eighteen Hundred and Eleven (1812)

- June 13, 2017 in Anna Laetitia Barbauld, britain, fall of empires, future, london, napoleonic wars, ruin

Anna Laetitia Barbauld's controversial poem which presciently imagines a future Britain in ruin, eclipsed by the rising might of America.

Illustrations of Madness: James Tilly Matthews and the Air Loom

- November 12, 2014 in Art & Illustrations, conspiracy theories, Culture & History, Featured Articles, influencing machine, james tilly matthews, napoleonic wars, paranoid schizophrenia, Science & Medicine

Mike Jay recounts the tragic story of James Tilly Matthews, a former peace activist of the Napoleonic Wars who was confined to London's notorious Bedlam asylum in 1797 for believing that his mind was under the control of the "Air Loom" - a terrifying machine whose mesmeric rays and mysterious gases were brainwashing politicians and plunging Europe into revolution, terror, and war.