19th-century british history

A botched coup: the desperate Cato Street conspiracy

14 May 2022 9:00 am

Almost half of the terrorists hadn’t even turned up. Still, on the night of 23 February 1820, 25 men, including…

She didn’t go quietly: Caroline Norton’s campaign for married women’s rights

17 July 2021 9:00 am

When Caroline Sheridan married George Chapple Norton in 1827 she ceased to exist. According to the legal status quo, as…