Monthly Archives: May 2013

The Luddites, Fighting for a Better Life

The Luddites were 19th-century English textile artisans who protested against the newly-developed, labour-saving machinery from 1811 to 1817. The stocking frames, spinning frames, and power looms introduced during the Industrial Revolution made it possible to replace the artisans with less-skilled, … Continue reading

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Ned Ludd, Leader of the Luddites, or Maybe Not…

Ned Ludd or Ned Lud, possibly born Ned Ludlam or Edward Ludlam, is the person from whom the Luddites took their name. In 1779, Ludd is supposed to have broken two stocking frames in a fit of rage. After this … Continue reading

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Nicholas Hawksmoor, a Builder of Georgian Churches

Nicholas Hawksmoor (probably 1661 – 25 March 1736) was a British architect born in Nottinghamshire, probably in East Drayton or Ragnall. Life Hawksmoor was born in Nottinghamshire in 1661, into a yeoman farming family, almost certainly in East Drayton or … Continue reading

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Book Buying Stats and Building an Author Following

This article comes from The Globe and Mail. As a mid-list author with a niche following, this struck home. To read the complete article, go to http://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/why-book-buying-stats-might-stifle-the-next-great-author/article6755208/ This article is part of Next, The Globe’s five-day series examining the people, places, … Continue reading

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John Wilson Croker, Public Steward and Controversial Regency Era Figure

John Wilson Croker (20 December 1780 to 10 August 1857) was an Irish statesman and author. Life He was born at Galway, the only son of John Croker, the surveyor-general of customs and excise in Ireland. He was educated at … Continue reading

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Spencer Perceval, the UK’s Only Assassinated Prime Minister

Spencer Perceval, KC (1 November 1762 – 11 May 1812) was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 4 October 1809 until his death on 11 May 1812. He is the only British Prime Minister to have been assassinated. … Continue reading

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Infamous Court Cases: The 1828 Burke and Hare Murders

The Burke and Hare murders, also known as the West Port murders, were a series of murders committed in Edinburgh, Scotland, over a period of about ten months in 1828. The killings were attributed to Irish immigrants William Burke and … Continue reading

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