013 – Feed the people

Sort of a Part One, this and the next podcast are looking at two of what I see as among the biggest factors in the fiscal success of the British Empire in the 19th Century.

Firstly: The fight against the ‘Corn Laws’ (Debate pictured below)

012 – Keep it real

Polymath John Ruskin was the leading art critic of the Victorian Era, He was also a strong advocate for environmental and architectural preservation as well as raising concerns of the human cost of Industrialization. Way ahead of his time, he is a fascinating figure of the era. This episode looks into some of his work and also his private life.