At the start of 1812, insurgents were big news in the French media. “We learn from Valencia that the small fortress that Marshall Sechet has left in his rear, blockaded by various corps of the army, have successively surrendered, and the siege of Valencia has been seriously prosecuted by General Harispe, who commands under the […]
In 1812, changes in technology, bank failures, and an economic recession (partly brought about because the European market was cut off by war) were putting people in Britain out of work. But one man saw a solution.
On the 27th of February, 1812, Lord Byron, famous for his poetry and infamous for his relationships and huge debts, rose for the first time to address his peers in the House of Lords, London, England to voice his objections to the Frame Breakers Bill.