The Luddites

The Luddites added to the Essays collection.

In the midst of the war between England and revolutionary France, a minority of craftsmen rose up in revolt in the heart of industrial Northern England. They were named the “the Luddites”. Indignant at seeing their livelihoods and freedoms threatened by the increased use of machinery, they protested, rioted, and carried out sabotage.

The essay accounts for the conditions and events which led to the activities of the Luddites, the nature of those activities and the organisation of the Luddites, and how the British government responded to the situation.

Congratulations, it’s a blog

I have maintained a website for many years. First in html, then php, and now I have gone WordPress. I have only just begun the migration of data and already I could kick myself for not having done so earlier. For a site that is so text-heavy as mine, this will make it a lot easier. Especially seeing as I use Notepad for editing 🙂

I was very happy with the design of my site’s former incarnation, so I’ve strived to keep the gist of it. Here’s a screenshot of the old one …

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For whom it may concern, I have utilized the Parabola Theme with some custom css.