The term ‘Cobbett and Hunt’ was shorthand for radical politics in the early 19th century, but the petty hatred that developed between the two men had a devastating effect on the outcome of the 1832 Reform Act, says Penny Young.
A public falling-out ended the close political friendship between two leaders of reform in early nineteenth-century Britain. A familiar scenario? Penny Young tells the story.
Penny Young investigates the situation of one of the country’s less-commonly mentioned communities.
Penny Young provides the background to the debate surrounding Romania's proposed Dracula theme park.
Penny Young on an eventful year for the town of Bethlehem.
Penny Young uncovers prehistoric rock art in Luxor.
Penny Young on new excavations in one of the most historically rich areas in the Middle East.
Penny Young reviews the painstaking recreation of an ancient Syrian monastery.
Turkish archaeologists work against the clock to discover the secrets of ancient Hasankeyf before it is flooded by the waters of the proposed Ilisu dam
Penny Young explores the astonishingly rich archaeological heritage of Oman.
Penny Young looks at the ambititious plans to reconstruct the celebrated Ottoman bridge in Mostar, destroyed by fighting in Bosnia-Herzegovinia.
Penny Young explores Bethlehem’s plans to make the small town of Judaea central to the millennium celebrations.
Archaeologists in Turkey believe they could have unearthed some of the remains of the Great Palace of the Byzantine Empire which ruled much of the known world for nearly a thousand years from the heart of Constantinople.
Penny Young reveals the recent archaeological finds on the Gaza Strip.
It was like a page from the Arabian Nights. Aladdin’s lamp had been rubbed and suddenly from the dry, brown bare desert had appeared paintings, not just one nor a panel nor a wall, but a whole building of scene after scene, all drawn from the Old Testament in a way never dreamed of before.’
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