By Colin Brown
The Scum of the Earth follows the lads Wellington referred to as simply that from victory at Waterloo to a Regency Britain at conflict with itself, and explores the various myths at the method; similar to that the defeat of Napoleon ended the specter of revolution spreading via France. did the positive squaddies go back to a land healthy for heroes? they didn't. In 1819, the Peterloo bloodbath observed 15 killed and a minimum of 500 injured whilst cavalry sabred a crowd challenging parliamentary reform.
Peace in Europe possibly for fifty years - yet at domestic, repression and revolution within the air. And while, the sheer exuberance of the Regency interval, with new structures, new artwork, even 17 new colonies kind of by accident obtained. by means of 1848 the total of Europe used to be extra set for entire upheaval. there isn't any one larger to take a chilly, not easy examine the conflict itself and its aftermath, so one can retailer us from an anniversary of misty-eyed backslapping, than political editor Colin Brown.
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169; cf. (26 Dec. 1913), p. 245. 103 Women's Health and the Women's Movement 43 mend central heating, bulk purchase of food, central kitchens and laundries and co-operative dwellings as the platform of her Woman's Party in 1917 (echoed by the Women's Freedom League in the following year)107 - but no subsequent feminist organization or political party took up the programme. The mechanization of the home and the spread of pre-packed foods are later developments which have to some extent realized the dreams of the Besants and the Gilmans, but by an entirely unexpected and non-feminist route.
97 P. C. Mclntosh, Physical Education in England since 1800,2nd edn (London, 1968), pp. 113-17,136-^0. 98 Suffragette(5 Dec. 1913), p. 169; Prunella Stack, Movement is Life; The Autobiography (London, 1973). 99 The Townswoman (Nov. 1935), p. ), p. 15. 100 W. E. H. Lecky, Democracy and Liberty, 2 vols. (London, 1899 edn), ii, p. 531. 101 See Drs Elizabeth and Emily Blackwell, 'Medicine as a Profession for Women', English Woman's Journal (1 May 1860), p. 153; Sophia Jex-Blake, Medical Women (note 11), pp.
740. 26 British Medical Journal (27 Jan. 1872), p. 111. 25 27 Josephine Butler Papers: Josephine Butler to Mr Edmondson, 13 Feb. 1875 (copy at City of London Polytechnic). Women's Health and the Women's Movement 23 anti-male. Her articles on venereal diseases capitalized on the West End male immorality exposed by the Piccadilly Flat case. 28 Her articles aroused widespread disgust, but she was unrepentant: 'the important point about the articles', she wrote in October,'... is not whether they are decent or indecent, but whether they are true".
The Scum of the Earth: What Happened to the Real British Heroes of Waterloo? by Colin Brown