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Out on 5 October with AUP, the result of seven years of dogears and manuscript snippets: Cornelis J. Schilt, Isaac Newton and the Study of Chronology: Prophecy, History, and Method https://www.aup.nl/nl/book/9789048554287/isaac-newton-and-the-study-of-chronology
From: Corpus Newtonicum on 21 Sep 2021

Mocking Louis Phillippe in Exile (1848) | Victor Hugo

After Victor Hugo’s death, and before the publication of his letters (many of which remain unpublished), Paul Maurice published Memoirs of Victor Hugo. This was not chronological autobiography but was, as Maurice remarked, “A sort of haphazard...

Louis XVI’s Execution: An Eyewitness Account | Leboucher

After Victor Hugo’s death, and before the publication of his letters (many of which remain unpublished), Paul Maurice published Memoirs of Victor Hugo. This was not chronological autobiography but was, as Maurice remarked, “A sort of haphazard...

Remembering a Poor Irishman and his Penny Dreadfuls (1893) | Katharine Tynan

Katherine Tynan was an Irish novelist and poet who was born on a farm outside Dublin in 1859. Educated at a convent school, in her spare time she recalls visiting a poor Irish “dairy boy” who collected penny dreadfuls, and who seems to have been particularly...

Review: Radical Hamilton

BOOK REVIEW: Radical Hamilton: Economic Lessons From a Misunderstood Founder by Christian Parenti (New York: Verso, 2020) Alexander Hamilton’s legacy has undergone a radical shift... The post Review: Radical Hamilton appeared first on Journal of the...

Suicide of Antonin Moyne (1849) | Victor Hugo

After Victor Hugo’s death, and before the publication of his letters (many of which remain unpublished), Paul Maurice published Memoirs of Victor Hugo. This was not chronological autobiography but was, as Maurice remarked, “A sort of haphazard...

Silas Talbot, Continental Army Mariner

Silas Talbot was a remarkable Revolutionary War notable who was astute and tactically flexible. He was at various times an artisan, entrepreneur, privateer, Rhode... The post Silas Talbot, Continental Army Mariner appeared first on Journal of the American...

“A Mere Youth:” James Monroe’s Revolutionary War

Late in his life, after retiring the presidency, James Monroe drafted his own history. He was still struck, five decades after the War for... The post “A Mere Youth:” James Monroe’s Revolutionary War appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

Biography, Reclaimed: Looking Back at the Abbé Grégoire and the French Revolution

By Alyssa Goldstein Sepinwall The history of the world is but the biography of great men. –Thomas Carlyle (1841) The biographies of the great men of the past… are generally useless. They are idle and incredible panegyrics, with the features...
From: Age of Revolutions on 9 Aug 2021

“The Great Air of Liberty Choked Him”: Finance, Freedom, and the Legendary Death of Colonel James Swan

By Erika Vause On July 31, 1830, three days after a revolutionary crowd liberated the 228 incarcerated debtors of Paris’s Sainte-Pélagie prison, Colonel James Swan tried to return to confinement. Reputedly once among the United States’ richest...
From: Age of Revolutions on 28 Jun 2021

Stephen Basdeo

As Reynolds’s News and Miscellany has recently taken on several new people to help in running this magazine site, there will be a series of “Meet the Team” articles, beginning with the founder of the website, Dr Stephen Basdeo Introduction ...

Meet Zöe Wheddon, Author of Jane Austen’s Best Friend

I had the great pleasure of “meeting” Zöe Wheddon, author of Jane Austen’s Best Friend: The Life and Influence of Martha Lloyd, online earlier this year. Her book immediate caught my eye because I’ve always been intrigued by the friendship between...
From: Jane Austen's World on 14 Jun 2021

Life of Victor Hugo

A short, anonymously written biography of the famous French writer Victor Hugo, first published in 1888, transcribed by Stephen Basdeo in 2021. Victor in Poesy, Victor in Romance,Cloud-weaver of phantasmal hopes and fears,French of the French, and...

Reynolds Studies: A Personal History by Rohan McWilliam

Professor Rohan McWilliam gives his own account of how he was introduced to the life and work of George W M Reynolds G. W. M. Reynolds Society I can honestly claim to have been interested in George W.M. Reynolds since early adolescence, even if my path...

The Revolutionary Life of Eugene Sue (Part I)

By Stephen Basdeo To us, therefore, who have known and loved him—who are proud of having been his dearest and best affection, who mourn him in so many ways—to tell Eugène Sue’s life story—a joyful, restless, then grave...

The Making of a Terrorist: Alexandre Rousselin and the French Revolution

By Jeff Horn What led an educated twenty-year-old from a poor family to embrace the methods and goals of revolutionary politics strongly enough to become a “missionary of the republic” willing to deploy violence on behalf of the French...
From: Age of Revolutions on 22 Mar 2021

Book Review and Giveaway for A Most Clever Girl by Jasmine A. Stirling

In light of Women’s History Month, I’m pleased to share my review of a beautiful new book by Jasmine A. Stirling that is sure to delight the hearts of Jane Austen fans of all ages entitled A Most Clever Girl: How Jane Austen Found Her Voice....
From: Jane Austen's World on 22 Mar 2021

Hoyle in Halifax?

In the essay "250 Years," I noted Hoyle's involvement in a maritime insurance venture in Rotterdam in the 1720s. That refuted my earlier assertion that nothing is known of Hoyle's life before he began to tutor and write about the game of whist in the...
From: Edmond Hoyle, Gent. on 9 Mar 2021

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